Benjamin H. Friedman is a Foreign Policy Fellow and Defense Scholar at Defense Priorities.
The trouble with Trump's National Security Strategy is that its realism is mostly rhetorical.
The Trump administration wants Congress to add $5.9 billion in “emergency” spending to the Pentagon’s 2018 budget. Except there isn't really an emergency.
Cut the U.S. military's size, but retain its technical edge.
Benghazi as a campaign kickball distracts us from the fact that it was a tragic result of a foolish war, one which Secretary Clinton—now candidate for President of the United States—championed.
War is becoming the Pentagon’s budgetary salvation...
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