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Latest update : 2012-02-21

Downsizing the US military

In a bid to decrease US debt, President Obama is planning to cut military spending. With the Iraq war over, and a pull out date set for all combat troops in Afghanistan, the troop drawdown comes as military expenditure has reached a breaking point. However, some disagree with the proposal. Our Washington correspondents Philip Crowther and Stanislas de Saint Hippolyte report.

By Stanislas DE SAINT HIPPOLYTE , Philip CROWTHER

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