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April 18, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Why Is the Army Accepting Unfinished Apache Helicopters?



Apache Helicopter The Army has officially accepted seven Apache Guardian helicopters from Boeing despite the helicopters not have transmissions systems installed, according to an article in AOL Defense.

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Topics: National Security

April 17, 2013

By Joe Newman

'War on Whistleblowers' Shows Heroes Pay Heavy Price



Capitol Fence After the Washington, D.C. screening of the new film War on Whistleblowers, a panel discussed some of the issues raised by the movie.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 17, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pentagon Budget Ignores Sequestration, Relies on Old Ideas



National Security President Obama’s budget request for the Department of Defense ignores the reality of the sequestration cuts and suggests old ideas to save money, according to an analysis by Winslow Wheeler.

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Topics: National Security

April 15, 2013

By Andre Francisco

New Navy Ship Suffers ‘Minor’ Damage from Fires at Sea



LCS Coronado The newest littoral combat ship (LCS) caught fire twice during sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, according to an article in Defense News.

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Topics: National Security

April 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Air Force Budget Seeks to Buy More F-35s, Reduce Ranks



F-35 Production Facility The 2014 budget request from the Air Force includes funding for 19 additional F-35 fighter jets and cuts active-duty personnel by 1,900 airmen, according to an article in DoD Buzz.

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Topics: National Security

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