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 Dems Likely To War Over Defense After Election; Navy A Big Target: HASC Chair Smith

Smith sees a blue wave as exposing fissures within the party over "how much do you spend on defense, and what does your presence in the world look like," Smith said, noting that progressives are skeptical about defense spending and overseas deployments
By   Paul McLeary on October 29, 2020 at 4:00 PM

 
WASHINGTON: The top Democratic defense lawmaker sees the progressive and centrist wings of the party battling it out over defense spending and foreign policy should Joe Biden win the White House and Democrats keep the House.

The party is “going to have some hard conversations,” Rep. Adam Smith, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said during a virtual CNAS chat today. “There is a growing wing, the progressive wing of our party, that wants to see the defense budget cut on general principle, basically. They think that spending money on bombs and weapons of war is nowhere near as important as spending money” on social programs and diplomacy. “So they want to reshift those priorities.”

https://breakingdefense.com/2020/10/dems-likely-to-war-over-defense-after-election-navy-a-big-target-hasc-chair-smith/
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"...Smith said, noting that progressives are skeptical about defense spending and overseas deployments..."

They'll need to bring those troops home.
... In order to use them on the red states to drive the populations into submission.


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