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July 29, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

NY Times: Time to Reassess Costly F-35 Program



F-35 A recent New York Times editorial critiqued the problem-plagued F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after all F-35 fighter jets were grounded because of an engine failure.

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Topics: National Security

July 29, 2014

By Winslow Wheeler

How Much Does an F-35 Actually Cost?



F-35 Dollar Sign The F-35 is not just the most expensive warplane ever, it's the most expensive weapons program ever. But to find out exactly how much a single F-35 costs, we analyzed the newest and most authoritative data.

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Topics: National Security

July 28, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

U.S. Efforts to Standup Afghan Air Force Still Falling Down



C-130 Congress and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction are recommending that the Pentagon halt transfers of additional C-130s because current aircraft are not being fully utilized.

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Topics: National Security

July 28, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

This is Terrifying: Why Isn’t Anyone Worried?



John Oliver on Nukes Sometimes, the federal government’s failures are so extreme that the situation becomes laughable. Last night, comedian John Oliver listed case after case of mismanagement in the U.S. nuclear program on his television show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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Topics: National Security

July 22, 2014

By Andre Francisco

New Analysis on Old Reports of Nuclear Risk



Nuclear Symbol The risk of a catastrophe from nuclear weapons is far above any acceptable level, according to the analysis of a previously-unreleased report from 1957.

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