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Jan 10, 2008

Welcome to "What's New in National Defense,? a podcast on military technology and defense industry trends, from the January 2008 issue of National Defense Magazine.

In this month"s edition, we give you a foretaste of what is shaping up to be a most contentious debate about the nation’s defense spending.

Next month, Congress will receive the Pentagon’s budget request for fiscal year 2009. At the same time, a budgetary stalemate continues over funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It may seem odd that, at a time when the Pentagon is getting more money than ever, fiscal dilemmas are looming.