Smith: U.S. should cut defense spending and not 'cling' to notions of post-WWII dominance

By Tony Bertuca / September 5, 2018 at 12:07 PM
The House Armed Services Committee's top Democrat, in line to become the next chairman should his party win a majority in November, said today the defense budget is too big and that the United States should not “cling” to notions of post-World War II dominance given today's fiscal and geopolitical realities. "I think the number is too high, and it's certainly not going to be there in the future," Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) said of the $716 billion fiscal year...

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