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The Pentagon vs. the Welfare State

By Robert Samuelson - October 31, 2011

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WASHINGTON -- We shouldn't gut defense. A central question of our budget debates is how much we allow growing social spending to crowd out the military and, in effect, force the United States into a dangerous, slow-motion disarmament. People who see military cuts as an easy way to reduce budget deficits forget that this has already occurred. From the late 1980s to 2010, America's armed forces...

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