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June 19, 2015

By Dan Grazier

F-35 No-Show at a Premier European Airshow—Again



First responders climbing into an F-35 to rescue an injured pilot The DoD decided not to show off the F-35 at the 2015 Paris Airshow, but that fact didn't prevent it from being the talk of the town.

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Topics: National Security

June 17, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Is the Pentagon Crying Wolf over Its Budget?



Aerial shot of the Pentagon (Photo: Flickr / Rudiriet) Recent reports from the CRS and GAO raise questions about the Pentagon's response to sequestration.

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Topics: National Security

June 9, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Navy Officials May Have Illegally Lobbied on Sub Fund



Photo of Rear Admiral Joseph Tofalo Navy efforts to establish an off-budget Sea-Based Deterrence Fund may have included illegal grassroots lobbying by Navy leadership to garner congressional support. POGO sent a letter to the GAO asking them to investigate remarks made by Admiral John Richar

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Topics: National Security

June 8, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Retired Four-Star Defends Post’s A-10 Treason Comments



Air Force General Roger Brady According to the former commander of U.S. Air Force Europe, whistleblowers should "depart service."

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

May 12, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Special Shipbuilding Fund is Reckless and Unaffordable



Graph of CBO Estimate of Annual Shipbuilding Costs Under the Navy's 2015 Plan Allowing the Navy to spend outside its budget will erode accountability across the Pentagon.

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Topics: National Security

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