Nicholson says defense spending should be spared in efforts to cut federal debt

GOP U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson says defense spending should not be slashed in efforts to rein in the federal debt, but he says the Afghanistan war strategy has been flawed.
“If we are not able to project the force that can credibly keep bad guys at bay, we are going to pay for it in the long run in both blood and treasure,” the ex-combat Marine told a luncheon in Madison. “You should always think about military spending as an insurance payment.”
But in making the comments, he made clear that the root of military spending is more directly related to pensions and other...

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