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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

April 6, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Hagel: A Secretary of Defense Reforms?



Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel seems prepared to do something about the Pentagon’s bloated budget.

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Topics: National Security

April 5, 2013

By Andre Francisco

When Over-Classification Starts Wars



Open Government A new series of blog posts over on Defusing the Nuclear Threat is highlighting how over-classification of documents can not only be wasteful, but dangerous.

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Topics: Open Government

April 4, 2013

By Andre Francisco

DOD Inspector General Finds $900 Million Spare Part Stockpile



Stryker The Army bought nearly $900 million worth of spare parts for the Stryker armored fighting vehicle even as the parts became obsolete or unnecessary, according to a report by the Defense Department Office of Inspector General.

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Topics: National Security

March 27, 2013

By Winslow Wheeler

Flashy F-35 Press Release Misses Landing



F-35 Landing The Marines issued a flashy press release last week: “first operational F-35B conducts initial Vertical Landing.” It was an amateurish, somewhat slimy piece of hype.

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Topics: National Security

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