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Obama's Defense About Face Elicits Republican Gloating

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In an about face after President Barack Obama blasted lawmakers for pumping billions of dollars into weapons the Pentagon hadn’t requested, his administration is now touting some of those same weapons as crucial for combating the Islamic State. The administration is also seeking to deter possible threats from a rising China and a resurgent Russia. Key lawmakers told POLITICO the turnabout is causing a major credibility problem for the Defense Department ahead of Tuesday’s release of the president's new budget proposal. Republican defense hawks spent the last year opposing the department’s efforts to retire the aging A-10 Warthog attack jet and stop buying Tomahawk missiles and F-18 Super Hornet fighters. The F-18 Super Hornet Fighters are the very weapons getting praise now from Defense Secretary Ash Carter. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/republicans-obama-defense-spending-218847 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com