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As Europe continues to struggle, international behemoth Siemens is looking to further diversify outside its native Germany and Europe. To that end, the company has enlisted former Gen. Stanley McChrystal to lobby U.S. officials with the goal of securing more business with the U.S. government. But will it work?

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