February 24, 2014


Military Cuts Will Trigger Political Fight

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to shrink the U.S. Army to its smallest force since World War II, Wonk Wire reports.

First Read: "The old politics of Washington would dictate that this would be a knockdown drag out fight between the Pentagon and Congress. But consider the new politics of Washington where earmarks are taboo not something to run on anymore. This fight will get loud, but will it resonate with voters if it looks like members of Congress are simply fighting for pork?"










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