Rebecca U. Thorpe

Rebecca U. Thorpe is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Washington

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While the U.S. has the most powerful military machine in history, it is also incomparably the most expensive – and members of Congress work aggressively to maintain it. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images) Views
Monday, August 19, 2019
One Budget Line Congress Can Agree On: Spending Billions on the US Military
The two-year budget deal signed into law in July marks a rare bipartisan agreement. The deal adds US$320 billion over current spending levels spread across defense and non-defense programs, averting the threat of debt default until after the 2020 election and reducing the threat of another...
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