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Now is not the time to repeat past mistakes and shrink the military

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Finally, a defense secretary who would roll up his sleeves and start getting bloated Pentagon spending under control. His name was Robert McNamara, and he and his "whiz kids" had plenty to fix. Each armed service had a different butcher's smock because they couldn't agree on the requirements for an appropriate apron for a military chef. The Army took longer to field a new rifle than it took the...

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