What Do We Really Spend on Defense?

By: Wednesday January 5, 2011 7:17 am

The Defense Department’s annual budget is a phantom figure, falling far short of what we truly spend on defense. It doesn’t include either supplemental appropriations, or money allocated to defense by other departments.

But in trying to come up with a true figure, what should be included?

A Tale of Two Acronyms: What Fierce Advocacy Actually Looks Like – START vs. DADT

By: Thursday December 16, 2010 2:28 pm

President Obama, like all presidents, often says he “wants” or is even “fighting” for something, but in fact puts no real effort into actually making it happen. It could be he doesn’t want to spend political capital because he thinks it is a lost cause, thinks it is fairly unimportant, or even doesn’t really want [...]

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