The successful Democratic Party bid to gain control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s elections is not good news for President Trump’s planned defense buildup. Even before the election, there were signs the administration would curb military outlays to control deficits, with most of the savings coming from weapons programs. The Democratic majority in the new Congress will reinforce that trend, since Democrats typically favor spending military money on people and readiness rather than modernization. I have written a commentary for Forbes explaining what the election outcome means for military spending here.
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