Foxes watching the hen house? DC insiders oversee Biden defense plans

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Eli Clifton

“Earlier this month, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees named eight commissioners who will review President Joe Biden’s National Defense Strategy and provide recommendations for its implementation. But the Commission on the National Defense Strategy, which is tasked with ‘examin[ing] the assumptions, objectives, defense investments, force posture and structure, operational concepts, and military risks of the NDS,’ according to the Armed Services Committees, is largely comprised of individuals with financial ties to the weapons industry and U.S. government contractors, raising questions about whether the commission will take a critical eye to contractors who receive $400 billion of the $858 billion FY2023 defense budget.” (01/25/23)