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January 9, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Loophole in Law May Allow Pentagon Savings to Escape



National Security A loophole in the Budget Control Act gives congressional appropriators wiggle room to avoid required Pentagon savings as they put the final touches on a new defense spending bill.

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Topics: National Security

January 9, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Groups Call On Congress to Enact Sensible Pentagon Savings



National Security Groups with diverse interests and ideologies come together to call for smart defense spending on the upcoming omnibus appropriations in Congress.

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Topics: National Security

January 8, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

POGO Applauds Retirement of Head of DoD Sexual Assault Program



Gen. Patton Shortly after the POGO called for the removal of the head of the Department of Defense’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, the Department announced that Maj. Gen. Gary S. Patton is retiring from the position and will be replaced in January 201

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

January 3, 2014

By Winslow Wheeler

The Latest Word on F-35 Unit Cost



An F-35 Lightning II, marked AA-1, lands Oct. 23 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The F-35 Integrated Test Force staff concluded an air-start test. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julius Delos Reyes 2013 ended with some outrageous claims from Lockheed-Martin on the oh-so low cost of the F-35 in just a few years. Sadly, the prognostications were reported in multiple major defense media outlets without balance or any checking for the available empirica

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Topics: National Security

December 20, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Big Victory for Military Whistleblowers and Victims of Sexual Assault



National Security Congress has passed strengthened protections for military whistleblowers and victims of sexual assault against unfair retaliation which are headed to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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