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January 25, 2016

By Mandy Smithberger

New York Times: Sticking Points Bedevil F-35 Jet



Danielle Brian Retro Report NYT F35 A recent video from The New York Times and Retro Report features POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian explaining how the Pentagon's largest procurement program went wrong.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Contract Oversight

January 4, 2016

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Senator Who Fought Wasteful Super Collider Passes Away



Dale Bumpers Dale Bumpers, former Senator and Governor from Arkansas, passed away on January 1 at the age of 90. While in the Senate he led the fight with POGO to cancel the Superconducting Super Collider program, and worked to reform hard rock mining laws.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources, National Security

May 4, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Historical Lessons for Air Force’s New Bomber



Photo of F-22 and B-2 on the ground Recent Air Force acquisition failures should guide acquisition and oversight of the Long Range Strike Bomber.

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Topics: National Security

September 26, 2013

By Ethan Rosenkranz

The Myth of American Air Superiority



F-14 Aircraft In a new piece published on POGO’s Straus Military Reform Project site, Roger Thompson, a defense analyst and professor. dispels in amazing detail the notion that the United States fields the best fighter pilots in the world.

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Topics: National Security

April 19, 2013

By Andre Francisco

F-22s Make Three ‘Precautionary’ Landings in Japan



F-22 Raptor Jet In early April, three F-22 jets were forced to make “precautionary landings” at Kadena Air Base in Japan, according to an article in Defense Tech.

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Topics: National Security

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