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The Pentagon: Hard times, hard choices

Former NBC Pentagon correspondent Fred Francis hosts a panel of military experts who discuss the wisdom of some of our current defense spending, whether military health care benefits and pensions should be cut and how the Pentagon can deal with foreign threats without spending too much during difficult economic times.
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