Opinion: The Right Defense Budget Debate Is About Strategy Not Inflation

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks
Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks
Credit: E.J. Hersom/U.S. Defense Department
The budget request for fiscal 2023 from the Biden administration adds $145 billion through 2025 to the Future Years Defense Program it inherited from the Trump administration. For 2023 alone, the White House is proposing to increase the Pentagon’s previous plan by $42 billion, channeling new...

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