Tag Archives: NDAA

Another Missed Chance to Trim and Focus Defense Spending | Newsweek

Thanks to the budget deal that the White House and congressional Republicans sealed November 2, the Pentagon’s brief flirtation with austerity is over.   President Barack Obama is set to…

The End of Responsible Budgeting As We Know It | Foreign Policy

Gordon Adams Budget historians, remember Nov. 2, 2015: the day that disciplined defense budgeting died in Washington. On that day, President Barack Obama signed a deal to fund the government…

Bipartisan deal signals new budget irresponsibility: Coburn and Ruger

We should rethink what we already spend on defense, not break budget caps Tom Coburn and William Ruger What was scheduled to be partisan brinksmanship on the federal budget is…

Congress Is Running Around Playing Budgetary Chicken With Its Head Cut Off | Foreign Policy

Gordon Adams Oh, are we in for it this fall!   We got through the summer with a predictable outcome when it came to federal budget negotiations. Despite some vehement…

Defense Veto Opens Door to Ending Pentagon Slush Fund | William Hartung

President Obama’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week is a positive step towards imposing long overdue discipline on the Pentagon budget. In vetoing the bill, he…