The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
12 Nov. 2018 -- The most likely losers are nuclear modernization programs, which leading Democrats like Adam Smith, the prospective House Armed Services Committee chairman, have criticized as unnecessary, excessive, and destabilizing.
Trump’s proposed Space Force is another loser. This is a personal initiative of the president. It is unlikely that a Democratic House will give Trump such a visible political accomplishment.
Opposition parties always criticize the administration’s supporters in Congress for not being more aggressive in overseeing the budget and government activities. Hearings provide a mechanism by which an opposition party can publicly question the administration, stir up its base, and prepare the ground for legislation in the long term, even it’s if not politically viable in the short term.
John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics
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