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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

February 2, 2005

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"Independent" Test of F/A-22 is misleading



National Security Here's a surprise: The Air Force has issued a press release boasting that the F/A-22 Raptor has just passed its "independent" testing by the Air Force. The fighter has demonstrated "overwhelmingly effective" war-fighting capability, according to the Initia

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Topics: National Security

September 13, 2012

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Lockheed Campaign Cash Has Flowed to Members of House Panel Probing F-22 Problems



Government Accountability All but one of 25 House members on a panel investigating problems with the F-22 fighter jet received contributions from employees or political action committees associated with Lockheed Martin, the company that made the aircraft.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 7, 2012

By Anna Meier

Air Force Still Not Opening Up About F-22 Safety Problems



After years of looking into the F-22’s pilot disorientation problems—alleged to be just “oxygen” problems—the Air Force has announced that it has everything under control. According to some defense experts, however, the Air Force still has a long way to go

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Topics: National Security

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