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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

December 16, 2012

By Winslow Wheeler

More Than the Navy's Numbers Could be Sinking



Navy The shrinking size of the Navy's fleet is just one variable in considering its adequacy: the ability to perform assigned missions, especially after withstanding whatever threats may exist, is a far better measure than mere numbers.

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Topics: National Security

December 14, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Bipartisan Letter Calls for Reducing the Pentagon Budget



National Security 22 Representatives from both sides of the aisle signed on to a letter endorsing strategic Pentagon budget cuts as part of any "fiscal cliff" deal.

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Topics: National Security

December 7, 2012

By Angela Canterbury

NDAA Update: Defense Budget Bill Scorecard



Government Accountability The Project On Government Oversight supports crucial measures to eliminate DoD waste, increase contractor oversight, and enhance government accountability in the Senate's multi-billion dollar defense budget bill.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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