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Document: Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act Fact Sheet

From the Dec. 9, 2014 fact sheet on the Fiscal Year 2014 summary of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) propsal.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 is the key mechanism to provide necessary authorities and funding for America’s military. This is the fifty-second consecutive NDAA. The legislation meets Chairman McKeon’s goal of providing for a strong defense in an era of uncertain and declining resources. The total funding authorized reflects the will of the House to provide our troops the resources they need to meet a dangerous world. However, Chairman McKeon also recognizes that, more than ever, the impacts of rapid defense cuts, FY13 sequestration, and the prospect of future sequester cuts in the years to come, will force our warfighters to be not only keen stewards of our national security, but to maximize value for every taxpayer dollar. To that end, this legislation supports and protects our warfighters and their families; addresses ongoing and emerging conflicts with resolve and accountability; protects America today while making wise choices.

  • vincedc

    Can’t have too many F/A-18s.

  • BlackArrow

    According to some concerned citizens, the military dictatorship clauses in NDAA 2014 are even worse than in 2012 and 2013, implying just criticizing the government can get you labeled “belligerent” and indefinitely thrown into a “detention” camp.

    If it hadn’t been for us critics, we would likely be enmired in another unnecessary, draining, self-defeating Mideast war … and in an Oct62-like confrontation with Russia … by now. Public questions/feedback/criticism, except maybe during a real world war, are essential to a democracy’s efficiency and survival. My guess is China’s militarists thought we would get ourselves so enmired and then be unable to oppose their East and South China Seas aggression. Really LOVED seeing those 2 BUFFs (B-52s) immediately going right in there to confront that.

    Lou Coatney