Officials Emphasize Wars on Record Budget Proposal

 | Jason Ditz 02/10/2016 9:28 AM MST
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The Obama Administration is sending its record $4.1 trillion 2017 budget proposal to Congress today, and while Congressional leaders scoff at many of the non-military increases, the narrative on more money for wars seems to be dominated by the administration, hyping the assorted wars and “threats” they’ll be getting us into.

The early Pentagon budget talk emphasized the ISIS war in Iraq and Syria, though the money sought for this was ultimately dwarfed by money requested to prepare for potential wars against Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran in 2017,

If you thought they were done, you’d be wrong, as today saw a new array of crises to throw money at, including significant new spending on military intelligence, citing the threat of ISIS attacks inside the US, despite officials repeatedly saying there are no credible threats for any such thing.