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Obama aide voices defense-bill worries

Plan said to ignore requested cuts

Posted: May 21, 2014 at 5:47 a.m.

The White House escalated a dispute with Congress over military spending as lawmakers bucked the Pentagon and spared favorite ships and aircraft despite diminishing budgets.

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