At least six longtime lawmakers with histories of supporting the Pentagon are set to leave Congress at year's end, which could bode ill for the Pentagon as it contends with the threat of steep budget cuts, observers say. "It's bad news for anyone who cares about the military," said Jim Manley, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Among the departing lawmakers are Sens. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.
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