Tag Archives: OCO

As Defense Bill Heads to President’s Desk, Small Victories Among Missed Opportunities

Today, the Senate passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 92-7, following the House’s approval last week, clearing the final hurdle before the bill goes to the president’s desk….

Congress Should Demand Wiser, Not More, War Spending | Defense One

There’s too much slush in the supplemental, as shown by the fourfold jump in spending per deployed servicemember. The heads of the armed services committees in the House and the…

How Congress Abuses the Budget to Fund U.S. Wars | The National Interest Blog

Benjamin H. Freidman Democrats may have stopped OCO from being used as an unlimited war fund. Congress’s shenanigans on the 2017 defense budget show why we should stop paying for…

End the forgotten war in Afghanistan? | Business Insider

  Obama has a big decision ahead of him this year. Doug Bandow America remains at war in Afghanistan. After almost 15 years it’s time to bring the last troops…

A Better, Not Fatter, Defense Budget | The New York Times

The Pentagon can do with far fewer than the 1,700 F-35s it plans on buying. New York Times Editorial Board To hear some military commanders and members of Congress talk,…