A U.S. Air Force pilot waits in the cockpit of an F-35 Lightning II during a hot refuel on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway)
Does anyone ask if big, fat defense budget hikes are ‘paid for’?

This is an entitlement mindset — that military leaders are owed exorbitant increases each year regardless of the nation’s means.

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