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July 28, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Congress, Pentagon Must Re-Evaluate F-35 in Light of Serious Deficiencies



Navy maintainers stand by a grounded F-35 A POGO analysis of the F-35's capabilities describes how the fighter can't perform one of its key advertised missions—a failure that POGO says should prompt Congress and the Pentagon to conduct a complete re-evaluation of the $1.4 trillion program.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

July 15, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

‘Kill Chain’ Highlights Uncertainty in Use of Military Drones



Predator drone operators at Camp Anaconda, Iraq Andrew Cockburn’s latest book, Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins, is a well-researched takedown of the U.S. drone program, which includes a look at the civilian deaths caused by drones.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

June 26, 2015

By Dan Grazier

GAO Slams Air Force’s A-10 Divestment Plan



A-10 GAO report confirms that Air Force efforts to retire the A-10 could create a critical support gap for American ground troops.

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Topics: National Security

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 19, 2015

By Dan Grazier

F-35 No-Show at a Premier European Airshow—Again



First responders climbing into an F-35 to rescue an injured pilot The DoD decided not to show off the F-35 at the 2015 Paris Airshow, but that fact didn't prevent it from being the talk of the town.

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Topics: National Security

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