A view inside the Washington National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in February. As Congress cuts $500 billion from the Defense Department budget, the National Guard and active Army are competing for the same dollars. Patricia Murphy/KUOW hide caption

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John Brennan, who President Obama wants to lead the CIA. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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