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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

February 13, 2013

By Andre Francisco

IG Blasts Air Force's F-22 Crash Report as Sloppy



F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet The Air Force’s investigation into the fatal 2010 crash of an F-22 fighter jet was sloppy and their conclusions were “not supported by the facts,” according to a new report by the Department of Defense Inspector General.

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Topics: National Security

January 31, 2013

By Andre Francisco

U.S. May Have Bought Fuel from Iran for Afghanistan



Oil barrels U.S. officials did not have a way to make sure fuel purchased for security forces in Afghanistan did not come from Iran, which would violate U.S. sanctions, according to a Washington Post story.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 17, 2013

By Andre Francisco

POGO Releases Report on Kabul Embassy Security



Thumbnail of Gun at Kabul Embassy Private guards responsible for protecting what may be the most at-risk U.S. diplomatic mission in the world -- the embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan -- say security weaknesses have left it dangerously vulnerable to attack.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 11, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Army of One ... Contractor



Contract Oversight Don't like competing for contracts? Head to the Department of Defense, which routinely awards contracts where it solicited or received only one bid.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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