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VIDEO: David Letterman finds a fix for Navy budget crisis

It took late-night TV legend David Letterman about 50 seconds to do what loads of PowerPoint presentations, deployment-schedule shifts and turn-down-that-thermostat directives couldn’t: Solve the Navy’s budget mess.

The fix involves overweight comedian Louie Anderson in a wet suit.

Which doesn’t come up in any of those Navy PowerPoints. Not even in the footnotes.

The “Late Show” weapons initiative has to be seen to be appreciated; click this link for video or skip to the 1:05 mark in the clip below.

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Letterman’s no stranger to military strategy at its highest levels. And he’s good with the enlisted side, too, as evidenced from this 2002 Top 10 list.

For Monday’s full show, including a sit-down with “NCIS” star Mark Harmon, click here.

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