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New president will face need for defense cuts

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The current financial crisis, spiraling government deficits and the ballooning costs of war in Iraq and Afghanistan are creating growing pressure on U.S. military spending, which has risen at historically unprecedented levels since 2001, according to career defense officials and experts.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

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