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Spend billions on schools, not new stealth bombers

To the editor: At a time when our public schools are begging, our national infrastructure is full of potholes, and millions of people still lack health coverage, the Pentagon is poised to blow megabucks to make the deadliest, most advanced military in history even deadlier? ("New stealth bomber contract likely to be boon for Antelope Valley," Feb. 7)

Why not prop up our public universities instead? Decreasing class sizes will also create more jobs, and education is our most powerful weapon. Our "deterrent edge" will come from smart minds, not smart bombs.

The only things a new stealth bomber will deter are American health and education.

Richard Mandl, West Hills

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