Washington Examiner quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow for Military Affairs and National Security Policy Nora Bensahel on how a new two-year defense spending deal will allow contractors to go on the offensive and lobby for more and bigger projects:

Nora Bensahel, a distinguished scholar in residence at American University, said current events are changing the calculation. Budget priorities were different four years ago and the Pentagon may have decided to use the money to invest in things that need a long lead time and will pay off in the future, like weapons systems or airplanes, while leaving the services open to more risk today, she said.

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