The ad says that some in Congress want to continue spending money on "old, outdated Cold War nuclear programs, forcing the Pentagon to go without modern defense programs our troops need to face 21st century threats." It concludes: "Our troops need help fighting terrorists, not Soviets."
The groups did not release the cost of the ad buy. The ad will run in New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina, Nevada and Florida in addition to the Washington metro area.
The organizations view the series of ads as a conversation starter about the future of military spending, which is especially relevant given the issues raised by cutting the defense budget.
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