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Hawks, Doves & the Budget Debate

The Fiscal Times, August 15, 2011: Defense Cuts – The Next Hurdle for Hawks and Doves

When President  Obama announced in May that Leon Panetta would move from CIA chief to Secretary of Defense, he touted the Washington insider as the man who could rein in defense spending while maintaining U.S. military superiority and keeping the United States safe. Under one worst-case scenario, the defense budget might be slashed by as much as $1 trillion over the coming decade.

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