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The latest videos from the Heritage Foundation take a look at the vital big picture of what having a strong defense means to the future of the country:

As Congress looks for much-need cuts in federal spending, some are wrongly looking to balance the budget by decimating defense. That's a dangerous, wrongheaded road to head down.

We live in a hostile world, and being prepared — no matter the challenge — is key to the federal government living up to its constitutional duty to protect America. But as even as the military continues to wage war overseas, defense spending is at historic lows, all while critical investments in modern equipment are postponed.

As you probably know by now, keeping America's defenses strong is key agenda item for Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.:

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