The House of Representatievs just passed a large Defense dept. budget despite that things should be winding down in some areas that we are "engaged" in.
Now we know why Chuck Hagel was foced out as Secy of Defense. He probably disagreed with the bloadted budget that Obama wanted to put through. Of course the Republicans ALWAYS approve a bloated defense budget which is why it flew through the house. Now for the Democratic senate it is a slam dunk.
Do I smell the military industrial complex sleazing around Washington again? Sure, they never left! They are camped out in the politicians' offices.