Cruz missile blows hole in military budget: Sunday’s comic

Senator Ted Cruz questioned Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel regarding his concerns about National Guard and reserve unit cuts. “The Department of Defense continues to spend billions of dollars unnecessarily on alternative energy research programs at DOD. The Navy recently spent $170 million on algae fuel that will cost four times as much as regular fuel meaning potentially $120 million wasted. And instead of buying that algae fuel by catching fuel, which even the National Research Council says is unsustainable, DoD could instead field nearly a battalion’s worth of active-duty soldiers or even more National Guard troops, and so I want to ask Secretary Hagel is why in your judgment does it make more sense to cut Army infantry troops rather than spending money on algae fuel for the Navy?”