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Graham says Obama budget 'guts our defense'

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) attacked President Obama's proposed budget, saying the administration's plan to shrink the size of the armed forces "guts our defense."

 

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"What if the leader of North Korea woke up tomorrow and said 'it's time to take the South?' 440,000 members of the U.S. Army is a gutted Army," Graham said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning. "This budget by President Obama guts our defense. It is the smallest Army since 1940, the smallest Navy since 1950, the smallest Air Force in modern history."

Graham, a leading defense hawk who's facing a potentially competitive primary, has been especially critical of nearly every suggestion the Obama administration has made in regards to foreign policy and defense.

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