Over $700 billion sought for defense
from The Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration is seeking a record $708 billion for the Defense Department in fiscal 2011, as the U.S. military continues to wrestle with a mounting bill for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan while trying to better equip itself for small-scale conflicts. The budget request released reflects Defense Secretary Robert Gates' drive to bolster the Pentagon's unconventional-warfare capabilities needed in today's operations.
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