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Army Life: The Waiting Never Ends

They say war is long stretches of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror – or maybe excitement. Two recent military photos illustrate the point. In one, a lonely soldier awaits attack by the enemy. In the second, …

Sequester: Muster the Bluster

Many have predicted that the January 2, 2013 “sequester” of $55 billion out of the $620+ billion Pentagon budget for 2013 would cause a lot of noise, even hysteria, during the presidential and congressional elections.

How right they were. But as usual, the politicians, the advocates and the pundits are paying attention to themselves, …

Countdown to Sequestration: Six Months to Go

This is our fourth monthly flag of the impending sequestration: if Congress and the President can’t agree on $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over the coming decade, whack: automatic cuts begin January 2. Half that sum – about $600 billion – would come from national-security accounts.

The story line remains the same: the GOP …

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