This is another example of the problem I see.
It is a matter of a blind spot in the draft about the word "science", which you are now reflecting.
Here it is:
You compare budgets, medical vs military, as if those are opposites.
Specifically, you compare NIH vs DOD, as if NIH is not substantially military, yet CDC clearly describes its recent historical roots as military, and many CDC personnel wear military uniforms with military rank. We have at the execute level, a "Surgeon General". I'm fairly sure that the same goes for NIH, and U.S. Public Health Service.
Medicine is far from democratic, as per another example, recently, I read an FDA article definitively summarizing ultrasound safety and the article was submitted for publication by the U.S. Marines, and of course, published.