Pentagon Wants To Increase Its Black Budget For Intelligence Programs

Marine Raiders with 1st Marine Raider Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command provide security while conducting a simulated night raid on a warehouse in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sept. 3, 2015. (Sgt. Scott A. Achtemeier/U.S. Marine Corps)

Defense News: DoD requests almost $23B for key intel account

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon wants to increase its black budget for intelligence programs for a fifth straight year.

The Department of Defense has requested $22.95 billion for the top-line budget of the Military Intelligence Program, the DoD announced Monday. While the overall fiscal 2020 budget request was released last week, the MIP request typically comes days or weeks afterward.

That total includes both base budget and overseas contingency operations funding. No further budget figures or program details will be released for “national security reasons,” per a department statement.

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Update: Pentagon Releases Secretive Military Intel Budget Request (

WNU Editor: $23 billion dollars is a lot of money for the Pentagon's black budget for intelligence programs, and we the public will never know the details.

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