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Reading In To Secretary Gates' Defense Budget

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' proposals prioritize health care for troops and veterans, and aim to reform defense acquisition and contracting.

His budget indicates that the Defense Department anticipates future conflicts similar to those in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Guests:

Thomas Donnelly, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute

Todd Harrison, fellow for defense budget studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

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