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Editorial: The Last Bastion of Excess | DefenseNews

Editorial: The Last Bastion of Excess | DefenseNews

The mindset in the Defense Department of saving money and making do with the proverbial “80-percent” solution has yet to permeate the ranks of military musicians, but it’s high time that it does.

Musical instrument purchases for military bands go counter to pretty much any mandate for belt-tightening that defense leaders like to complain about publicly. If the much-bemoaned sequestration cuts represent the “meat-axe” approach to controlling defense spending…

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