Obama Defense Priorities

Don't call Barack Obama a tax-and-spend liberal. As President, he'll be a cost cutter -- when it comes to the Defense Department. Obama says he'll stop spending in Iraq by ending the war and he'll cut investments in "unproven missile defense systems." Obama also pledges that he "will not weaponize space" and he will set a goal of "a world without nuclear weapons."

Sound Bite: "I don't posture on defense policy and I don't take money from federal lobbyists from powerful defense contractors."

  • Peter Hauck

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