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June 29, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Defense Officials Reject Rosy Cost Estimates



Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on nuclear deterrence The Department of Defense says nuclear spending could reach about 7 percent of its budget, exceeding some outside estimates.

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June 25, 2015

By Dan Grazier

Navy Myopia Forces Marines to Hitch a Ride



Photo of an Expeditionary Strike Group The Marine Corps is currently exploring options to use foreign naval shipping to fulfill one of its key missions because the Navy is no longer capable of providing the necessary support.

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Topics: National Security

June 22, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

U.S. Marine Capt. Dan Grazier Joins POGO to Work on Military Reform



U.S. Marine Corps Captain Daniel Grazier U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Daniel Grazier, who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, has joined the Project On Government Oversight where he will bring his on-the-ground insights to POGO’s Pentagon reform efforts.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 17, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Is the Pentagon Crying Wolf over Its Budget?



Aerial shot of the Pentagon (Photo: Flickr / Rudiriet) Recent reports from the CRS and GAO raise questions about the Pentagon's response to sequestration.

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Topics: National Security

June 12, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Congressional Watchdog Confirms Weapon-Testing Benefits



Screenshot of the DOT & E Logo The most recent report by the Government Accountability Office confirms the benefits of weapon testing and proves just how wrong industry critics are about the alleged costs and delays caused by independent, realistic weapons testing.

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Topics: National Security

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