Defense bill amendment targets Obama micromanagement, gives Pentagon leverage

Apr 26th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Military William Nissen 1 min read

A key congressional Republican hopes to use a major new defense bill to give the Pentagon more leverage in policy fights with President Obama’s White House aides, following complaints from past defense chiefs that the West Wing has tried to micromanage the country’s security and military policy and ice the Defense Department and other agencies out of major decisions.