President Obama announced that we would add 4,000 more troops to the 17,000 he already ordered to Afghanistan. In his address to Congress, he also announced that he would restore honest and transparent budgeting to pay for our military commitments. “This budget,” Obama said, …. for the first time, includes the full cost of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. For seven years, we have been a nation at war. No longer will we hide its price.” continue reading

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