Continued US Leadership Requires Military Reinvestment
The current House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act both seek welcome increases in the Pentagon’s defense budget.
Unfortunately, the law of the land is the Budget Control Act and the limits and consequences imposed by it.
This means that in 2018, the defense budget is legally limited to $551 billion. Any dollar that Congress appropriates or authorizes beyond that number is required to be cut through sequestration.
The rebuilding the military that is desperately needed, and backed by both chambers of Congress and the White House, is wholly dependent on changing that law.
The current global security environment makes it …read more
Source: The Daily Signal