Wicker laying groundwork to push for defense spending to be 5% of GDP

By Tony Bertuca / January 24, 2024 at 4:26 PM
Some of Washington’s top conservatives gathered at the Heritage Foundation today to lament the think tank’s annual assertion that the U.S. military is underfunded and too small, with Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) calling for the federal government to “go big” and put 5% of the gross domestic product into national defense spending. Many congressional Republicans, for the past several years, have argued that the national defense budget must increase annually above the rate of inflation between 3% and 5%, citing...

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