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Winner for Aug. 23: US Defense Cuts - Empire on a Diet

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This week, the news was abuzz with discussion of the US Congress and Secretary Gates' desire to cut the Defense Department's $700 billion annual budget. Pointing out that Pentagon operates over 700 bases in 130 countries, we asked what you wanted GlobalPost's reporters find out about this global force?

The winning idea requested a review of the most expensive bases to operate. Patrick Winn covered the story for GlobalPost, in The cost of an empire.