Clinton calls for review of US defense expenditure

Hillary Clinton requests for establishment of commission to inspect US defense spending and pushes for government to announce their decision regarding Keystone XL pipeline

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Hillary Clinton takes questions during the Town Hall Meeting event in Concord, New Hampshire September 17, 2015.

Front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton requested on Thursday for the formation of a top-level committee to inspect US defense spending.

"I think we are overdue for a very thorough debate in our country about what we need, and how we are going to pay for it," Clinton stated during a campaign appearance she made in New Hampshire.

"Very often, leadership of the Defense Department wants to eliminate certain spending, or wants to change it, and they're stopped by the Congress."

She also added that the Obama administration's decision on whether to accept the Keystone XL pipeline oil pipeline, was past its deadline and that she "can't wait too much longer" to announce where her stance is, regarding the issue.

Last month, the White House said that the US State Department advanced to examine the proposals of the TransCanada Corp, regarding the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada's oil sands to the Gulf Coast refineries.

"I worked in the administration, I started the process that was supposed to lead to a decision, I can't wait too much longer and I'm putting the White House on notice. I'm going to tell you what I think soon, because I can't wait," Clinton stated.


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