Editorial Board

Slimming Down the Pentagon

It's time to rein in out-of-control military spending.

There goes $1.5 trillion.

Photographer: Mike Fuentes/Bloomberg

This year's Pentagon budget debate in Congress has been heated -- on issues such as prosecuting sexual assault and shutting the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But little attention has been paid to, you know, how much money the Pentagon should get and how it should be spent.

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