Defense Secretary Hagel to Congress: ‘Give the Military More Money’!

While you might expect there would be a “peace dividend” with the winding down of the US military occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is making the rounds over the congressional recess to project the message that the United States Congress must not dare reduce military spending — even via fake sequestration “spending cuts” that just cut the rate of spending growth.

The Hill reports Hagel delivered this message on Wednesday to an audience assembled by the Association of the United States Army. The audience must have been pleased with Hagel’s call given the long list of military spending requests in the organization’s legislative agenda.

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