Carter: Eighth Consecutive Year of Continuing Resolutions is ‘Deplorable,’ Creates Strategic Risk

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s remarks to the Senate Armed Services Committee expressed great displeasure with the congressional budgeting process.

“’The lack of stability represents one of the single biggest strategic risks to our enterprise at DoD,’ he told the Senate Armed Services Committee. ‘It undercuts stable planning and the efficient use of taxpayer dollars, often in ways taxpayers can’t even see. It baffles our friends and emboldens our foes. It’s managerially and strategically unsound, and it’s unfairly dispiriting to our troops, to their families and our workforce. It’s inefficient for our defense industry partners too.’”

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