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Trickle down defense

As seen in Oshkosh, Wis., contracts from the Defense Department can have a large economic impact on a community. Many have debated whether or not job creation should be considered when awarding such contracts.


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Pentagon contract raises questions by saving jobs
Article | OSHKOSH, WIS. -- Just as the recession was threatening the Oshkosh Corp. with ruin, after builders stopped ordering drywall lifters and cement mixers, and cities stopped buying fire engines and garbage trucks, the little-known specialty truck company went after a long-shot Pentagon contract.

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