Rep. Ike Skelton, (D-Mo.) released an unfunded priorities list from the military services totaling more than $12.2 billion, and said it is a key reason why Congress should not cut the Defense Department's budget request. Skelton, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, asked the services to submit lists of requirements not included in the Bush Administration's $401.7 billion fiscal 2005 defense budget request. "It goes without saying that this year's defense ...

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