October 31, 2012

Romney's Military Myopia

Lawrence Martin, Globe and Mail

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Barack Obama’s administration has terminated one war in Iraq and is closing down another one in Afghanistan. Major decreases in military spending requirements result. But despite the ending of wars, the staggering deficits and the Brobdingnagian advantage over competitors, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney wants to add $2-trillion to the Pentagon budget over the next decade.

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