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March 4, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Afghanistan and Nukes to be Protected from Sequestration



National Security The sequestration cuts will be felt in nearly all areas of government, but the Pentgaon says they will protect funds used to maintain the U.S. nuclear arsenal and to continue the draw down from Afghanistan.

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Topics: National Security

February 28, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Investing in Watchdogs: More Bang for Your Buck



Office of Special Counsel The Office of Special Counsel needs additional funding to protect whistleblowers and save taxpayer dollars.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

February 27, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Conservatives, Progressives Unite on Call for Congress to Find Savings at the Pentagon



National Security POGO and several leading advocacy groups from across the political spectrum released a joint letter today telling President Obama and Congress that whether automatic spending cuts take effect this week or not, there is still an urgent need to reduce the Pe

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Topics: National Security

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 25, 2013

By Andre Francisco

The Pentagon Can Take the Cut



National Security Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been making the rounds in Washington to try to avert the cuts from sequestration, but many defense experts think their warnings are overblown and the Pentagon can adapt to a smaller budget.

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Topics: National Security

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