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August 19, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Government Confirms Area 51, But Answers Still Secret



Area 51 Despite years of denying the existence of Area 51, the CIA, in response to a Freedom of information Request from the National Security Archive has finally confirmed that the Nevada base exists and that it is, indeed, named Area 51.

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Topics: Open Government

August 16, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Report: Nuclear Power Plants Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks; POGO Work Cited



Nuclear Power Plant Echoing the same concerns POGO has made over the years, a new study from a University of Texas research group says the nation’s commercial nuclear reactors are not prepared to defend themselves against “credible” terrorist threats.

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Topics: National Security

August 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

What the Pentagon Looks Like Under Sequestration Cuts



WInslow Wheeler on CSPAN POGO's Winslow Wheeler went on C-SPAN to talk about how the planned defense budget cuts have changed the Pentagon and what improvements need to happen in the future.

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Topics: National Security

August 5, 2013

By Jana Persky

Goodman: America's Bloated Military Spending Hurts U.S. Mission



Mel Goodman In his sixth book on international security issues, National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism, Melvin Goodman breaks down America’s military and intelligence failures stretching back to the Eisenhower administration.

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Topics: National Security

August 1, 2013

By Jack Scher

POGO Obtains DoD Memo on 20 Percent HQ Spending Cut



Chuck Hagel The Project On Government Oversight has obtained a memorandum announcing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's decision to cut 20 percent of management headquarters spending throughout the Department of Defense (DoD).

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Topics: National Security

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