Elizabeth Warren, a senator, accuses America. Special Operations Command is accused of abusing the system to get more money.
Senator Elizabeth Warren accused the U.S. Special Operations Command of gaming the system to secure extra funding from the government. She noted that the Command has a history of omitting crucial programs in its annual budget request, only to come back with requests for additional funding in a legally mandated, supplemental list of items known as unfunded priorities. Warren cited the Command’s unfunded priorities list for the 2023 fiscal year, which requested about $8 million to upgrade explosive resistance capabilities at one of its armaments facilities to meet safety standards. In response, General Bryan Fenton, who heads the Command, assured the senator that the spending plan would be reflective of his priorities aligned with the national defense strategy. The Command oversees special forces activities among the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force.