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Add-On Spending

Add-On Spending

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This year, Congress approved the biggest peacetime military spending increase since Ronald Reagan's presidency. The 280 billion dollar budget is nothing the Pentagon is cheering about, however, since it includes millions of dollars in items the military had not even requested. NPR's Pentagon Correspondent Martha Raddatz takes a look at these so-called "add-ons."