Congress’s Message to Biden on Defense
The Wall Street Journal editorial board says Congress delivered a bipartisan rebuke last week to an utterly unrealistic defense budget submitted by the Biden Administration.
President Biden in May proposed $715 billion for the Department of Defense in 2022. That was a 1.6% increase from 2021, an inflation-adjusted cut to America’s national security in a world of growing threats, the board says. The $740 billion NDAA passed by the House and likely headed to the President’s desk authorizes a 5.2% increase.
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