Document: SECDEF Carter Letter to John McCain on 2017 Defense Bill

July 19, 2016 10:52 AM

The following is the July 13, 2016 letter from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.

The letter lists several concerns Carter has found with draft versions of both the House and Senate versions of the NDAA bill and said he would recommend a veto of the bill to President Obama.

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services since 2009 and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
Follow @samlagrone

Get USNI News updates delivered to your inbox