Smith: DOD innovation, climate change efforts key to pushing back on progressive calls to cut defense

By Justin Doubleday / March 22, 2021 at 4:51 PM
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said boosting the Pentagon's efforts to drive U.S. technology innovation and combat climate change could help get progressives to back down from calls to cut the defense budget. During an event hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation today, Smith recognized there is growing "anti-DOD sentiment," particularly among the left, who argue U.S. foreign policy is overly militarized and that DOD's budget could be reduced to instead spend more on domestic...

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