From National Center for Policy Analysis:

U.S. citizens have put their trust in the federal government to protect them from foreign enemies and have a robust defense. This entails not simply cobbling together a war-fighting capability and funding sophisticated weapons. It must also mean differentiating needs from wants, planning for economic as well as military strength, exercising consistent oversight, and ensuring that our defense posture reflects the sustainable, right-sized government conservatives seek. As by far the largest portion of discretionary spending, Pentagon expenditures must not escape scrutiny when examining methods for reducing our staggering debt, say Pete Sepp, executive vice president of the National Taxpayers Union, and Andrew Moylan, senior fellow and outreach director for the R Street Institute.

Most recommendations have been adapted from existing publicly available sources and may be familiar to some readers. But in each example, it makes the case for eliminating, reducing or reforming current Pentagon policies, specifically from the fiscally conservative perspective.


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