Republicans in Congress are closing in on a budget that would provide about $612 billion for defense in fiscal 2016. Although they are technically sticking to spending limits set by law to reduce the deficit, to soothe defense hawks, they are seeking about $90 billion for “overseas contingency operations” (read, to fight in Afghanistan and against Islamic State rebels in Syria and Iraq). The Pentagon is protesting, because it had asked for $534 billion to fund day-to-day ...


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