AWOL on the Defense Budget

In the Weekly Standard, AHS speaker Gary Schmitt explains why budget resolutions are both the most meaningless and meaningful forms of legislation:

"The federal government’s finances are still a mess, to be sure. The economy’s recovery has been anemic. But there are more present dangers, and our ability to defend ourselves from them is eroding. As the world burns, the House and Senate leadership have responded by tugging their green eyeshade ever tighter and affirming the rules of sound accountancy rather than the principles of American leadership."