Participants listen to the Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein discussion at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., April 12, 2017. The CSAF discussed readiness, national security and challenges for the Air Force warfighter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark)
How DC think tanks cash in on the ever increasing Pentagon budget

The defense industry floods congressional campaign coffers with millions, and Congress in turn rewards it with more Pentagon spending, even during a pandemic. But think tanks are in on the game too.