SOCOM goes ahead with purchases in sequester's shadow

05/12/2013 | Defense News

The U.S. Special Operations Command is moving forward with acquisition plans, despite the looming sequestration cuts. The purchase programs range from 1,300 vehicles to replace Humvees to upgrades to fixed-wing aircraft. But though the details of the sequestration effects may not yet be clear, they will be felt, says Adm. William McRaven, head of SOCOM. "Nobody in my organization believes, as we go forward, that the U.S. Special Operations Command will not have to participate, and potentially be taxed, as a result of the sequestration," he says.

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