Republicans 2012: National security focus at TV debate

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The eight Republican US presidential hopefuls have taken part in a foreign policy and national security debate hosted by CNN in Washington.

The likelihood of almost $1tn of defence and domestic spending cuts, now in prospect after Congress' failure to reach a deficit deal, was roundly criticised by most candidates, including former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Footage courtesy of CNN

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