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Pentagon: Budget crisis could hurt war effort

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Afghan war effort eventually would be harmed by across-the-board budget cuts, even as the Obama administration intends to shield the military's combat mission from the reductions, the Pentagon's No. 2 official said Friday. "There will be second-order effects on the war," Ashton Carter, the deputy defense secretary, said in an interview in his office with a small group...