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The Pentagon: Hard times, hard choices

Former NBC Pentagon correspondent Fred Francis hosts a panel of military experts who discuss the wisdom of some of our current defense spending and how the Pentagon can deal with foreign threats during difficult economic times.

  Thomas Donnelly on sparing the Pentagon budget
Poll: The future of defense spending
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In Pakistan and Afghanistan, what does 30 dead really mean?

In Afghanistan and Pakistan, militants are killed or arrested in groups of 30 with bizarre frequency. Joshua Foust suspects it’s just shorthand for “we think we got a few bad guys.”

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