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Bernie Sanders: "Very little of (the defense) budget — less than 10 percent — actually goes into fighting ISIS and international terrorism."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Less than 10 percent of defense budget is for fighting terrorism, Sanders says

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized defense spending during the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina, saying that the out-of-control budget isn’t focused enough on fighting modern threats. "Unfortunately, much of that budget continues to fight the old Cold War with the Soviet Union," Sanders said. "Very little of that budget — less than 10 percent — actually goes into fighting ISIS and international terrorism." That seems like very little from a budget that tops $600 billion for fiscal year 2016, so we decided to look into it. What we found is that while Sanders was talking primarily about money …

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