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January 15, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Congress Reins In Excessive Pensions for Top Brass



Gen. Martin Dempsey Congress addresses the financial costs of star creep by cutting excessive pensions and perks for military officers that are in excess of what they received when they were serving in uniform.

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Topics: National Security

May 22, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Amid Pentagon Spending Frenzy, House Passes a Few Sensible Amendments to NDAA



Congress Today, the House of Representatives set aside partisan politics and adopted 10 sensible amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 that will enhance the national security of the United States.

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Topics: National Security

May 21, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

What's Happening With the Biggest Bill of the Year



Missile Defense This week, the House of Representatives is considering its annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes more than $600 billion in national security spending and sets defense policies for Fiscal Year 2015.

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Topics: National Security

April 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Air Force Budget Seeks to Buy More F-35s, Reduce Ranks



F-35 Production Facility The 2014 budget request from the Air Force includes funding for 19 additional F-35 fighter jets and cuts active-duty personnel by 1,900 airmen, according to an article in DoD Buzz.

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Topics: National Security

April 6, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Hagel: A Secretary of Defense Reforms?



Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel seems prepared to do something about the Pentagon’s bloated budget.

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Topics: National Security

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