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In a polarized political environment, fractured by partisan debate about the debt ceiling, pending decisions about defense spending have been characterized as a contest between hawks and doves.
But what’s needed most aren’t hawks or doves, but “owls,” with the wisdom and vision to balance federal budget constraints against America’s need to defend our national security, preserve our technological leadership, protect our troops, maintain our industrial base and foster middle-class, family-supporting jobs. These are the most fundamental requirements of American government.
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