Letter to the House Armed Services Committee and Senate Armed Services Committee
September 19, 2016
On behalf of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), we are writing to express support for several amendments currently under consideration for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NCPA is a non-profit, nonpartisan public policy research organization dedicated to developing and promoting private alternatives to government regulation and control. We do not endorse specific pieces of legislation. Nevertheless, we believe that certain policy recommendations within the House-passed version of the NDAA align best with our ideals.
Over the past two years, the president demanded America’s military forces be downsized to their lowest levels in generations. The Obama administration and some in Congress plan to use the NDAA to further diminish the capability of our military to protect our country. In an increasingly unstable geopolitical environment, now is not the time to weaken America’s defenses. We at the NCPA firmly believe we can achieve a fiscally responsible military that has the capabilities to keep America safe.