Category Archives: Policy Analysis

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WASTE ALERT: Pentagon Loses $800 Million in Failed Afghanistan Program | Americans for Tax Reform

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) reported last week that the Department of Defense could not explain the failure of its $800 million taxpayer-funded budget implemented by the…

Five Things Heritage Gets Wrong About Pentagon Spending | Huffington Post

William Hartung   The Heritage Foundation has asserted that Americans deserve an “honest debate” about the costs of national security. I couldn’t agree more.   In a piece that ran…

Politifact: Sanders is Wrong About Pentagon Spending Because Understanding the Pentagon Budget is Too Hard | Huffington Post Blog

Robert Naiman During the last Democratic presidential debate, Bernie Sanders did something that you don’t see every day from politicians of either political party. He criticized the Pentagon budget. SANDERS: But…

‘How do you buy $7 billion of stuff you don’t need?’ | POLITICO

Bryan Bender Fifty-four years ago, the brand-new Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara thought he could bring Pentagon spending on everyday items under control by applying efficiencies he had used to…

GOP Candidates Offer Military Spending Proposals | National Taxpayers Union

During last week’s GOP debate, much of the policy focus was on issues related to foreign policy and national defense. Nearly every candidate had something to say about how they would utilize…