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    Funding and US defense spending

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    Defense spending is a major expenditure for the U.S. Federal Government

    Why is this expenditure funded at the federal level of government?

    What affect does the level of government have on the available sources of funding?

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    If the military was funded at the state level, it would result in a chaotic national defense. In fact, it would be virtually impossible to defend the United States, as each state would need to decide if it supported a military effort. Having defense on a national level is necessary in order for the U.S. to be considered truly a nation. It gives the President the ability to command the military, and therefore to develop a foreign policy. It is essential to ...

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    This solution discusses reasons for national defense to be funded at the federal level.