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Republicans eyeing defense budget cuts, and a look at military retirement

Newsweek has a good piece about how Republicans no longer automatically support defense spending: "The willingness of many in the Tea Party to take the budget knife to defense to stave off tax increases has pitted the vibrant new wing against the GOP’s longtime military hawks." The New York Times, apparently back from summer vacation, ...

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Newsweek has a good piece about how Republicans no longer automatically support defense spending: "The willingness of many in the Tea Party to take the budget knife to defense to stave off tax increases has pitted the vibrant new wing against the GOP’s longtime military hawks." The New York Times, apparently back from summer vacation, catches up with July’s move to trim military retirement pay.  

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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