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What About Military Spending?

February 14, 2009

Even as Republicans complain about the size of the economic stimulus plan and the need to achieve spending cuts, the costly Iraq War and the giant Pentagon budget remain mostly off the table.

When Rep. Barney Frank, D-Massachusetts, raised the issue of military spending during a TV debate about domestic spending, ABC News’ moderator George Stephanopoulus cut him off and steered the conversation in another direction.

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President Barack Obama is being called on by some to cut the military budget. Journalist Nancy Youssef explains how this is affecting the mood inside the Pentagon. is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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