The Pentagon has $7,711 billion left to spend on its military budget.
That figure doesn’t include what would be required to pay for the nation’s nuclear arsenal, the Pentagon says, or for the purchase of $500 billion worth of weapons and related equipment.
But if Congress doesn’t act on a defense authorization bill in March, it will be left with $845 billion for defense, an amount that is already the lowest in peacetime history, the Defense Department says.
The $846 billion figure is the largest in peacetimes.
It’s also far less than the $1.2trillion budget for the 2017 fiscal year, which ran from March to October.