Despite the hopes of U.S. defense industry advocates to stave off steep cuts to the Pentagon, the military-minded have scant representation so far on a new 12-member congressional panel charged with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction this year. But that is not to say congressional military policy-making committees were completely shut out. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) tapped Ohio Republican Rob Portman. But Portman, a freshman and newcomer to the Senate Armed ...


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