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Pentagon Unveils Plans

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The Pentagon yesterday unveiled its strategic blueprint for the
21st century. Secretary of Defense William Cohen announced a new
round of base closings and cuts in service personnel. But he
actually increased the Pentagon’s budget for new weapons system, a
big boon to defense contractors. The procurement budget will
reportedly increase from $40 billion a year to $60 billion a year
by 2002.

GUEST: WILLIAM HARTUNG, a senior research fellow at the World
Policy Institute, an independent think tank that examines US
foreign and economic policy. The World Policy Institute is based at
the New School for Social Research in New York City.

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