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Will Republican Congress Mean Greater Military Benefits?

Army Times reports that “the new Republican-controlled Congress could mean some relief for the Army as it struggles to balance shrinking budgets with increasing demands for soldiers around the world, experts say.”  

“But they also caution that partisan gridlock could mean business-as-usual on Capitol Hill.”  

“Lawmakers so far have failed to pass any defense budget, relying instead on continuing resolutions, said retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, who describes himself as ‘absolutely nonpartisan’ and “‘cautiously optimistic’ about the new Congress.”

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