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May 19 2000 3:00 AM

Ready or Not?

Has Clinton weakened America's defenses?

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  The Clinton administration's inaction on these fronts leaves plenty of room for vigorous debate on matters of American national security, and particularly on broad matters of strategy. But when Republicans shout that the U.S. military isn't ready, and that it is only a shadow of its former self, it is their claim that is hollow. 

Michael O'Hanlon is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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