Amid Stiff Budget Cuts, the Pentagon Gets a Raise

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In the rage to cut spending and reduce the deficit, one department that's getting an increase is the Pentagon. But critics say it provides both too much and too little of what America needs. We look at the "Military-Industrial-Congressional" Complex. Also, Japan's nuclear accident is now rated 7 on a scale of 7—equaling Chernobyl in 1986. How are they the same? How are they different?

Banner image: US Marine Corps CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters arrive outside Combat Outpost Kharman, Afghanistan, to pick up Marines with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1 and Afghan National Army soldiers to initiate Operation Watchtower on March 23, 2011. DoD photo: Cpl. Orlando Perez, US Marine Corps