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A closer look at McCain’s proposed defense budget
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A closer look at McCain’s proposed defense budget

Lawrence J. Korb explains what Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) proposed defense budget gets right and wrong about military spending.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has joined President Donald Trump in calling for $50 billion a year, or about 10 percent, increase above projected levels of defense spending in the defense budget. Like the new president, McCain claims that President Barack Obama has not proposed defense budgets sufficient to meet current threats.

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Authors

Lawrence J. Korb

Senior Fellow