Tag Archives: slush fund

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…

Overseas Contingency Operations Serves as Off-Budget Pentagon Slush Fund | US News

Ryan Alexander Last Tuesday was the day the Obama administration submitted its last budget request to Congress. The budget again included both the “base” budget for the Pentagon of $524…

Inside the Pentagon’s ‘Slush Fund’: The Secret Budget That Just Won’t Go Away | US News

Paul D. Shinkman It’s been called war planners’ crack cocaine, a shifty accounting scheme or a habit-forming opiate imbibed government-wide. Barack Obama pledged to eliminate it at the beginning of…

Rand Paul Has a Point: How Much Defense Spending is Enough for GOP? | Defense One

The next GOP debate could find even more substance by making candidates answer Paul’s question to the conservative movement.  By Miriam Pemberton The Republicans’ Milwaukee debate was supposed to be…

The sustainable path to support veterans | TheHill

Susan Shaer and Tony Shaffer Should we have a draft for our military?  Maybe it could be like an athletic or college draft.  Let the military draft who they need…