Three weeks into 2016, and the politics of the fiscal 2017 defense budget are already in full swing. Late last year, to avoid a ghastly government shutdown, the White House and Congress agreed to a two-year budget deal that would provide $573 billion for defense along with $59 billion to fight ongoing wars in fiscal 2017. The deal bought them another year before any action on the fiscal 2017 budget needs to be taken, and with that extra time, Democrats and Republicans are beginning the ...


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