Letters to the Editor


December 14, 2022

JCPA: A Good Idea, Promoting a Stupid Behavior, Rolled into an Unrelated Bill

It's never really news that the annual "National Defense Authorization Act" is bloated . The 2023 version comes to $858 billion which, probably ten times what's required to fund an actual "national defense" (as opposed to trying to maintain a sprawling global empire in terminal decline).

It's also never really news that various political factions slip non-"defense" priorities that can't pass on their own merits into the annual NDAA, which politicians describe as a "must-pass" bill. Hawks in Congress only get their...

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