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Retired Military Officers Urge Support of Obama, Gates Defense Budget

Report 10 June 2009
13 former Generals and Admirals assert that "for too long our military's budget priorities have been beset by an out of date mentality"
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Defense Budget Primer

Report 26 February 2009
The Obama administration's budget represents a return to responsible budgeting. The signal that the Administration plans to move away from supplemental requests and its willingness to cut items unrelated to war spending represents a return to responsible budgeting.  
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Conservatives Bankrupt on Defense

Report 3 February 2009
Two weeks into the Obama Administration, instead of a serious policy debate over defense spending and priorities, conservatives have taken an Obama budget request for an 8 percent increase, in line with Bush Administration recommendations, and turned it into a “cut.” In today’s Washington Post, Robert Kagan – a prominent neoconservative – provides a perfect snapshot of the vacuous nature of conservative thinking on defense policy. 
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Growing Consensus on Need for Military Reform

Press Release Washington, D.C. 11 December 2008