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September 26, 2014

By Winslow Wheeler

A Ray of Light from Senator Durbin’s Defense Subcommittee: Will It Brighten or Fade?



Ray of Sun When members of Congress show even faint signs of departing from their habitual abuse of the public purse, it merits attention.

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Topics: National Security

July 29, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

NY Times: Time to Reassess Costly F-35 Program



F-35 A recent New York Times editorial critiqued the problem-plagued F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after all F-35 fighter jets were grounded because of an engine failure.

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Topics: National Security

May 30, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

New Afghan War Plan Announced, But How Much Will It Cost?



Helicopter Boarding The President has announced a new troop plan for Afghanistan, but it remains to be seen how much the Pentagon will request in war funding.

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Topics: National Security

May 22, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Amid Pentagon Spending Frenzy, House Passes a Few Sensible Amendments to NDAA



Congress Today, the House of Representatives set aside partisan politics and adopted 10 sensible amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 that will enhance the national security of the United States.

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Topics: National Security

May 22, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Why the Senate NDAA Markup Needs To Be Public



Government Accountability The Project On Government Oversight is working hard to bring transparency to the Senate’s markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes more than $600 billion in Pentagon spending and many of its wide-ranging policies for the co

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Topics: Open Government

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