In the U.S., debate over the federal deficit has put the military-industrial complex on high alert. The White House refers to the debt ceiling deal signed into law last week as the “trigger,” and Republican senators deride it as a politically driven “gun to [our] heads.” There is no mistaking the fact that in order to extract concessions on tax matters, Democrats are taking the Pentagon prisoner. Here's how: The deal to settle the debt ceiling issue hands down an initial set of ...

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