Tag Archives: Pentagon Bloat

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….

How Military and Education Spending Compare in America

We spend a lot of time talking about the value of an education in America. But if education is such a valuable investment, why do we spend more than eight…

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…

Why the U.S. Spends More on War Than It Does on Diplomacy | Newsweek

Jonathan Broder President Barack Obama has long insisted that force alone can’t resolve America’s toughest challenges abroad. But if budgets are a window into a nation’s priorities, the U.S. values…