OCO and Sequester
Fear-heightening headlines, depicting an emaciated sequester-stricken military budget, obscure an even scarier truth. They hide the fact that the Pentagon has largely side-stepped the effects of the Budget Control Act through the OCO account, unchecked by Congress. Now Congress wants to add even more funding to this slush fund.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"Militarization has permeated our society, skewing our national budget toward support for the military and its attendant industries and forcing our local economies increasingly to depend on them. Although national security is widely perceived to depend on military strength, more weapons do not provide more security. Military expansion provokes fear, resentment and potential retaliation."