Congress should pass the defense budget on time and at the level proposed by the Obama administration and it should do the same for the rest of the federal agencies. But it should insist that the Pentagon finally make the hard choices to manage those funds correctly. Giving it more money will only increase the chaos and waste in the defense budget.
Lawrence Korb, a former assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration, is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
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