Once the economy starts growing again, he wants to cut programs that have 'outlived their usefulness.'
Defense Secretary Robert Gates calls the aircraft procurement effort too flawed to continue.
Nearly 3 in 4 see taxes and budget deficits as 'extremely' or 'very' important in the 2008 campaign.
Residents complain that the Iraqi government is focusing on cosmetic changes while the US Army funds reconstruction initiatives.
The new process will be as transparent as possible, said defense officials Wednesday.
Improved security has boosted optimism, but US commanders want to be assured it is "irreversible."
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