The “Department of Everything,” a wry but scathing new report commissioned by Republican budget hawk Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, identifies $67.9 billion in the defense budget over the next decade designated for projects that have little to do with defending the nation. That waste includes conducting non-military research, running schools, grocery stores, and microbreweries, and maintaining unnecessary overhead and supplies. Several of the cited projects were funded in New England.
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