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Guy W. Farmer: How to cut the defense budget

As our nation approaches the so-called "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year, it's becoming increasingly apparent that President Obama and congressional Democrats will be forced to agree to meaningful spending cuts if they want to increase taxes on millionaires and billionaires. Nothing is off the table, including defense spending, which accounts for nearly 20 percent of the overall federal budget.

Last month I attended a very informative lecture on "Why the U.S. Can and Should Cut Military Spending" sponsored by Ty Cobb's nonpartisan National Security Forum group in Reno, and came away convinced that Dr. Chris Preble of …

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