The $717 Billion Defense Bill That Just Breezed Through the Senate Should Be a National Scandal

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Lindsay Koshgarian

With little debate or public attention, the Senate just followed the House in approving $717 billion for the nation’s military, meaning the bill is headed for the president’s signature. The passage is no surprise. The National Defense Authorization Act is one of the few pieces of federal budget legislation that sails through every year, without fail, on a bipartisan basis.

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