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In Today’s News May 12, 2009

Posted by Stephen Abott in News.
  • Plan to Shift Military Spending Faces Skepticism – NYTimes.com CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited southern Afghanistan late last week not only to assess the American war effort, but also to showcase the kind of conflict he thinks the military must prepare to fight in the years ahead.
  • Faced with a $1.2 trillion deficit next year — and a projected $640 billion Pentagon budget, not including the cost of two wars — President Obama should have cut far deeper into wasteful weapons spending than the modest $8.8 billion in savings he has now announced.



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