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A Weak Argument for a Strong Defense

In my latest Bloomberg View column, I criticize the Republican habit of looking at the defense budget as a source of pork. It begins: “The Republican position on federal spending could not be clearer: It doesn’t create jobs. Except when it goes to defense contractors. . . .”

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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