October 25, 2012

Romney's Defense Plans Don't Add Up

Rachel Kleinfeld, AOL Defense

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While the politicization of four American deaths in Libya has some of the media distracted, those of us who care about defense need to look past the hype. The "he-said, she-said" accusations on the Libyan tragedy are obscuring major differences between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on defense spending and strategy.

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