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So, not #shutdown related, but @starsandstripes is facing a host of financial problems: Just FYI

So, not #shutdown related, but @starsandstripes is facing a host of financial problems: Just FYI

In a 2009 file photo, First Lt. Tracy Tyson from Seattle, Wash., assigned to the 5th Brigade 2nd Infantry Division reads Stars and Stripes in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, while waiting for a flight to Forward Observation Base Wolverine. U.S. Navy WASHINGTON — Not even Pvt. Beetle Bailey is immune to the military’s falling budget. The iconic military-themed comic strip is one of a number of features disappearing from the daily print edition of Stars and Stripes, which, starting today, drops from an average of 40 pages to 32 pages. The 63-year-old comic strip will soldier on in the weekend edition. Facing a daunting array of funding challenges that combines familiar military budget woes with problems common to most print newspapers, Stars and Stripes is being forced to trim some print operations even as it tries to accelerate a shift toward digital distribution, newspaper...

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