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15 November 2016


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That's all well and good.

But the biggest issue with cutting defense is that the Congress (not the President) loves defense spending. It's the red white and blue, flag-waving patriotic form of government spending, and it's especially popular with the Republican Party. From where I sit, a lot of military basing and defense spending ends up looking like Red State Welfare.


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  • James Hasik is a senior fellow at the Center for Government Contracting in the School of Business at George Mason University, and a senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center on Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. Since September 2001, he has been studying global security challenges and the economic enterprises that provide the tools to address them.


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