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Saturday, May 02, 2015

US Navy is Buying the Wrong Ship, Costing Taxpayers Billions

Cyclone-class PCThe United States will spend $585 billion on its armed forces in 2015 — the biggest military budget in the world by far.

That’s just the Defense Department budget and doesn’t include the tens of billions of dollars that Washington spends on veterans, the purview of the Veterans Administration, or nuclear-weapons development, which falls under the Department of Energy.

There’s tremendous pressure in Congress to spend less. Though the Pentagon argues vehemently that budget cuts will harm national security, there are some fairly obvious places where defense cuts would not only save taxpayers’ money, they could also actually boost national security.

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