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Patrick Collins

Patrick Collins served as an intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2007 to 2017; in 2012-14, he was European Command's defense economist. He has a Masters degree in National Security from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and an MBA from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. The views expressed here are his own.

Why Does the US Spend So Much on Defense?

It is well to remember that the real bill includes not just DOD spending but VA, intelligence, and more. But those who would cut spending must also propose a new strategy.