Policy advocates in Washington are always looking for new ways to hone their arguments. For interests groups in the national security arena, the more rhetorical weapons the better. Now, a pair of studies completed at UMass have become weapons on opposing sides of the fierce date in Congress over how much to cut the defense budget - much to the surprise of the authors.
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