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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

March 26, 2013

By Andre Francisco

The Missile Defense System That Won’t Die



MEADS Army brass and the Senate have said they don’t want Lockheed Martin’s latest missile defense system, but the government is going to pay for it anyway, according to an article in DOD Buzz.

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Topics: National Security

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