Commentary: A war plan against military budget tricks
For the second year in a row, President Barack Obama is poised to veto Congress's annual defense legislation. For the second year in row, he's justified in doing so. While the congressional approach has several problems — including a ban on transferring prisoners from Guantanamo Bay — one of the most egregious is a budgetary gimmick: The spending package approved by the House on June 11 effectively raids the military's emergency war fund to pay for normal Pentagon operations.
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