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Faced With Pentagon Budget Cuts, Congress Finesses The Numbers

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Faced With Pentagon Budget Cuts, Congress Finesses The Numbers

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Faced With Pentagon Budget Cuts, Congress Finesses The Numbers

Faced With Pentagon Budget Cuts, Congress Finesses The Numbers

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The Pentagon's congressionally-imposed budget cuts ran into a powerful opponent this week: Congress itself. The House Armed Services Committee rejected $5 billion worth of proposed cuts in order to preserve items cherished by individual lawmakers.

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