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February 26, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Meat Axe or Scalpel?



National Security There is growing consensus around the need to reshape the Pentagon budget, reflected in several bipartisan legislative proposals, recent public polling, and a shift in media coverage.

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Topics: National Security

February 13, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Pentagon Pork Is Too Easy to Push Through Congress



Pentagon Pork Comic It’s getting easier to find people inside Washington’s Beltway who want to cut the fat from the Pentagon budget. Scaling back military spending isn’t just for the most progressive members of Congress anymore.

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Topics: National Security

February 11, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

The $360 Billion Gorilla in the Sequestration Debate



Gorilla There’s a $360 billion gorilla in the sequestration debate – Pentagon contractors.

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Topics: National Security

December 21, 2012

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Congress’s Pentagon Pork Plan



National Security Congress is voting now on a national defense budget that forces the Pentagon and related national security agencies to pay for weapons, personnel, and programs they don’t want or need.

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Topics: National Security

December 21, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

NDAA Scorecard for Taxpayers: Ya Win Some, Ya Lose Some



photograph of finish line of a track race A conference committee has reconciled the House and Senate versions of the NDAA, and a number of provisions POGO supports for greater government accountability were included in the defense budget bill.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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