The Pentagon’s budget gimmicks are set to continue as the Air Force finalizes massive contract for the Long-Range Strike Bomber, writes Sarah Tully in this op-ed for The National Interest.
Press & In the News on Pentagon Budget
Angela Canterbury was quoted on President Obama’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act in The Hill’s overnight defense round-up.
Our statement on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was sent to the President on Tuesday night.
Research and Policy Assistant Sarah Tully published this op-ed in The Hill on the $500 million program that resulted in only a few trained Syrian soldiers.
Senate’s biggest defense hawk isn’t pushing as hard as his House counterparts are for more robust nuclear development and missile defense. John Isaacs weighs in for the National Journal.
Allowing for submarines to be paid for through the Sea-Based Deterrence Fund could drive up defense spending.
“It took a decade, but Congress has finally passed legislation vital to global efforts to prevent and punish nuclear terrorism,” said Executive Director Angela Canterbury.
Congress’ “all the above” strategy is the budgetary equivalent of trying to drive 50 miles with 25 miles worth of gas and the Pentagon will not be happy with the results.
Press statement issued following the House approval of its version of the FY16 NDAA.
We are writing to urge your support of the Quigley Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Act, H.R. 2028. This amendment would save taxpayers $167 million by maintaining the acquisition schedule for the nuclear-armed cruise missile nuclear warhead at the Fiscal Year 2015 request. The savings would go toward deficit reduction.