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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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Topics: National Security

July 11, 2014

By Winslow Wheeler

A Big Week for the F-35?



F-35 Fighter Jet The largest defense program in U.S. history—the F-35—is facing two critical events this coming week.

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Topics: National Security

July 2, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted in Afghanistan



C-27A The $486 million G222 aircraft program demonstrates how wasteful and dubious American efforts at equipping the Afghan Air Force have been to date.

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Topics: National Security

June 25, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

House Continues Overspending Spree with New Defense Bill



F-35 Last week, the House approved its largest annual individual spending bill, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2015. While the House adopted some common-sense reform amendments, the bill adds more than $3 billion in funding for unnecessary procu

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Topics: National Security

June 6, 2014

By Colby Goodman

More than F-16 Bolts: A Problematic Ruse on Export Reform



F-16 Since the launch of its Export Control Reform Initiative in 2010, the Obama Administration has often highlighted the need to reduce export controls on military parts such as M1A1 tank brake pads, F-16 fighter bolts, or urine bags in military aircraft. Now some are pushing for less scrutiny on exports.

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