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The Fiscal Times, May 10, 2011: Defense Budget Cuts: $687 Billion Spent in 2010

The special forces mission that killed Osama bin Laden and captured important al Qaeda documents a week ago showcased the effectiveness of a collaboration between military intelligence and U.S. military power.  Obama’s appointment of CIA Director Leon Panetta to succeed outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates underscores what has been hailed by experts and analysts as another important step in transforming the Pentagon for the 21st Century.

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