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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

March 6, 2013

By Winslow Wheeler

The Air Force's F-35A: Not Ready for Combat, Not Even Ready for Combat Training



F-35A Fighter Jet A new report, titled "F-35A Joint Strike Fighter: Readiness for Training Operational Utility Evaluation," reveals yet more disappointments on the status and performance of the F-35 fighter jet.

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Topics: National Security

March 4, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Afghanistan and Nukes to be Protected from Sequestration



National Security The sequestration cuts will be felt in nearly all areas of government, but the Pentgaon says they will protect funds used to maintain the U.S. nuclear arsenal and to continue the draw down from Afghanistan.

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Topics: National Security

March 1, 2013

By Andre Francisco

When Acquisition Mistakes Hurt Defense



Super Tucano The U.S. Air Force is buying 20 light support planes for the Afghan air force, but because of acquisition mistakes by the U.S. the planes may arrive after U.S. Air Force trainers have left the country.

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Topics: National Security

February 27, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Why the F-35 Lightning Can't Fly in Lightning, Yet



ABC F-35 Concurrency Video screen Lt. General Chris Bogdan talks about how concurrency, where a jet or other weapons are built while still being designed, has led to the F-35 Lightning being vulnerable to lightning strikes.

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Topics: National Security

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