Congress has become so absorbed in internecine political struggles that it has lost sight of how distortions in the budget process are damaging the nation’s defense posture. Sequestration, congressionally-imposed inflexibility, continuing resolutions and the looming specter of debt default all pose a threat to funding of the armed forces. Collectively, they create a cascading series of consequences that make coherent execution of national strategy and fiscal efficiency nearly impossible. I have written a commentary for Forbes on how Congress is unwittingly destroying the greatest military in history, which you can read here.
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