Is Trump’s Real Target in the NDAA Its Anti-Corruption Measures?

President Donald Trump listens during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 3, 2020 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
President Donald Trump listens during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 3, 2020 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
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Priced at about $741 billion and thousands of pages long, the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act has a little holiday cheer for everyone inside Washington’s Beltway. There are bold moves on cyber strategy, artificial intelligence, 5G—and even a modest pay raise for members of the military. All that, however, is nothing compared to the biggest change the defense spending bill would bring for the future of national security. If signed into law, the bill, also known as the NDAA, would effectively outlaw anonymous shell companies in the United States. The only problem—surprise, surprise—is President Donald Trump. His parting gift as […]

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