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Why would the president threaten to veto much-needed additional defense funds?

A showdown is looming in Washington over the National Defense Authorization bill and the Appropriations bill for the Department of Defense. At stake is whether the Congress is able to make any progress this year on repairing the damage which defense cuts have done to the armed forces and the nation’s security.The Budget Control Act of 2011, also known as sequestration, had the effect of cutting a trillion dollars from the ten-year budget plan which secretary of defense Bob Gates recommended before he left office in 2011. Coming on the heels of a decade of hard fighting and chronic underfunding …read more

Source: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

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