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The size of the Marine Corps could be reduced with the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, as the Pentagon focuses its resources on other types of threats, like cyberattacks. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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No More 'Wine And Roses' For Defense Spending

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House Speaker John Boehner House Majority Leader Eric Cantor answer questions during a press conference on a balanced budget amendment at the U.S. Capitol July 14, 2011. Economists say many conservatives believe the answer to the economy's woes is a dramatic reduction in spending, but that could be risky. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Does Government Debt Really Weaken The Economy?

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt drummed up populist support in one of his last campaign speeches at Madison Square Garden in New York, on Oct. 31, 1936. But after he was re-elected, Roosevelt slashed government spending. Associated Press hide caption

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1937: When U.S. Austerity Turned To Disaster

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Seventh-graders Sophie Maloro (left) and Unity Bowling "fly" a mission to Mars, part of a summer program at the MathScience Innovation Center in Richmond, Va. Larry Abramson/NPR hide caption

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The End Of The Space Shuttle Era

Post-Shuttle, NASA To Keep Students Looking Up

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A prospective homebuyer reads the terms of sale before the start of a foreclosure auction. Although the Veterans Benefits Administration offers home loans to vets, the terms of the loans make it difficult to purchase foreclosed properties. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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VA Loans Make Many Foreclosed Homes Off-Limits

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