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Romney Pledges to Increase U.S. Military Spending

Gag me with a chainsaw: Romney Pledges to Increase U.S. Military Spending 08 Oct 2011 Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of bowing to global adversaries and promised, if elected, to boost America's military strength by expanding the Navy and missile defenses. Romney presented his national-security vision in a speech yesterday set against a backdrop of grey-uniformed cadets at The Citadel, a military academy in Charleston, South Carolina. Romney pledged in his first 100 days in the White House to boost naval shipbuilding, deploy Navy carriers to deter Iran's suspected military ambitions, increase intelligence cooperation with Israel, review military and aid spending in Afghanistan, and invest heavily in missile defense and cybersecurity.