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June 5, 2013

By Christine Anderson

House Votes Today on Whistleblowers in the Military



Women in the Military As the House Armed Services Committee marks up the National Defense Authorization Act, POGO and others urge Members to support the Speier-Coffman Amendment for military whistleblower protection enhancements.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 3, 2013

By Andre Francisco

How Much Does an F-35 Really Cost?



F-35 The Pentagon plans to spend $400 billion on designing and buying the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the military's newest fighter jet and the most expensive weapons program in history. But how much does a single F-35 actually cost?

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Topics: National Security

May 31, 2013

By Neil Gordon

New Movie Documents Out of Control U.S. War Machine



Dirty Wars "Dirty Wars," a forthcoming documentary based on the work of investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, provides a glimpse into the shadowy world of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), an elite U.S. combat unit waging a covert war around the world.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 30, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Pentagon Still Needs Better Service Contract Inventories



Contract Oversight The Government Accountability Office has released its third and final review of Department of Defense service contract inventories.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 28, 2013

By Andre Francisco

NYT Editorial Questions Nuke Funding



B61 Bomb The New York Times criticized President Obama’s funding of the B61 nuclear bombs stationed in Europe in a Sunday editorial.

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Topics: National Security

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