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Nation's defense budget, burden actually growing

At a time when budgets are tight, and programs and services in our community are being cut back, the Pentagon budget keeps getting bigger.

The Secretary of Defense announced on January 26 that he plans to slow the rate of growth for the Pentagon budget, but even under this proposal, in 10 years the Pentagon budget would still be bigger than it is today.

Planned construction of a new fleet of Trident subs and missiles at $900 billion is part of a future increase and deficit burden.

Tom Shea



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