VP and Brent Scowcroft Center Director Barry Pavel is quoted by Stars & Stripes on whether Congress will increase defense spending:

But many analysts are doubtful that Congress will give the Pentagon the money it says it needs. 

“I don’t think there is the will in the Congress to increase the defense budget for a bit, number one. And I don’t think you have a president pressing them hard to do so … I’m not necessarily sure [the sequestration cap] is even a floor [for how low the defense budget will go],” Barry Pavel, director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, said at a conference hosted by the Atlantic Council March 5.

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