30 Nov '16, 9pm

NDAA Installs Major Structural Reforms to Pentagon

WASHINGTON — Earlier this year, Sen. John McCain unveiled a series of sweeping changes to the Pentagon. The thought among analysts was that the Arizona Republican — facing down a potentially dicey primary election, challenge by a well-funded opposition in the general election and with no guarantee his party would remain in control of the Senate — had put all his cards on the table. Every change he wanted to make to the Pentagon would be on considered, a potential legacy-building effort from the longtime defense hawk. McCain won his primary. He won his general election. And his party not only kept the Senate, but captured the presidency, removing the threat from the Obama administration to veto McCain’s more dramatic ideas. On Wednesday, his ideas seem to have won in conference, with a number of his reforms put forth in May surviving the final version of the 2017 National D...

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