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Congress attempts to balance budget cuts with defense spending

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 10:57 am

Congress generally has little trouble achieving broad agreement on defense spending. One reason is a well-established and, indeed, almost reflexive belief that throwing more money at the Pentagon will solve the security challenges that America faces. That general inclination is still there; what is not there is agreement, especially among the ruling Republicans, on how to do it this time. The party’s defense hawks seem perfectly willing to tap into

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