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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Obama seeks record $708 billion in 2011 defense budget

WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve a record $708 billion in defense spending for fiscal 2011, but vowed to continue his drive to eliminate unnecessary, wasteful weapons programs.
The budget calls for a 3.4 percent increase in the Pentagon's base budget to $549 billion, plus $159 billion to fund U.S. military missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Obama's spending freeze on other parts of the budget, designed to rein in the deficit, did not apply to the military.
"Even though the Department of Defense is exempt from the budget freeze, it's not exempt from budget common sense," Obama told reporters at the White House....

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