Democrats' plans to make the war in Iraq their top priority in the next session of Congress could take the heat off some troubled defense programs--especially if the party regains control of the U.S. House or Senate. Ironically, if Republicans stay in power, military aircraft procurement and the Army's Future Combat System could come under greater scrutiny in oversight hearings that would divert attention from the war. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), expected to be the next chairman ...


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