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Defense Spending


We believe that America needs to maintain a military infrastructure sufficient to defend our national interest and to provide security at home from terrorist threats. This will require that the U.S. remain the most powerful military nation in the world for the foreseeable future.


However, we cannot be the world’s police and our allies need to take on a bigger role in providing for our mutual defense. They are unlikely to do that unless we start cutting back on our own expenditures on defense and make it clear that we do not intend to bear this burden largely alone, as we did throughout much of the cold war.



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