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GOP dilemma: Cut or borrow to boost defense spending?
GOP dilemma: Cut or borrow to boost defense spending?

Republican presidential hopefuls are at war with each other over the budget for war. In the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio proposed billions of extra dollars for the Pentagon. So did Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, but, unlike Mr. Rubio, the $76 billion defense spending increase he offered was to be offset by cuts in other programs. Messrs. Paul and Rubio are both seriously contemplating campaigns for the GOP presidential nomination, and Mr. Paul said the argument about how to pay -- or not pay -- for more military outlays shows that there are now two sides in the nomination fight: those who have the courage to rein in the debt and those who prefer to spend more for defense...

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