A few items that caught our attention today:
• Wonkblog’s Suzy Khim reports that the fiscal-cliff deal doesn’t come cheap. The entire package will cost the government an estimated $4 trillion over the next 10 years.
• Craig Whitlock reports that the Obama administration has embraced and continued the practice of holding and interrogating terrorism suspects in other countries without due process despite widespread condemnation of the tactic in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
• A report from Quartz shows that U.S. defense companies could arm enough new buyers in Asia to offset declining purchasing in the U.S. and Europe.