Delisting the Pentagon’s Unfunded Priorities List

The Department of Defense last year requested $773 billion in fiscal year 2023 funding for its operations. This $773 billion represented a $30.7 billion increase from the previous year’s enacted amount — and accounts for half of all discretionary spending in the federal budget. But even this hefty hike was not the Pentagon’s only chance at asking for more tax dollars, thanks to a scheme mainly known to Washington insiders.

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