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The Pentagon and budget cuts

  • Aired: 11/17/2011
  • 25:13
  • Expires: 11/17/2016
  • Rating: NR
Need to Know shines a light on the debate over the Pentagon's budget, exploring whether the $700 billion defense budget can be cut and, if so, how and by how much. Fred Francis, former Pentagon correspondent at NBC, moderates a roundtable discussion between military experts .
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