A seven-hundred-thousand dollar public relations campaign has been launchedto tout a 15 percent cut in U.S. military spending. Des Moines MayorPreston Daniels is one of the founding members of “Iowans for SensiblePriorities.”The group maintains waste and pet projects in the Pentagon budget accountfor billions in mis-spent tax-dollars. Daniels discounts the idea militarycuts cannot come while the U.S. is fighting in Kosovo.Speaking in a taped statement, Senator Tom Harkin agreed that cuts can bemade.Harkin says the budget for the U.S. military is two-hundred-90-billiondollars this year. Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, the groupbankrolling the campaign for defense cuts, plans to purchase advertising,stage a bus trip around the state and organize Iowans to pester presidentialcandidates on the issue.
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