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July 2, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted in Afghanistan



C-27A The $486 million G222 aircraft program demonstrates how wasteful and dubious American efforts at equipping the Afghan Air Force have been to date.

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Topics: National Security

June 24, 2014

By Michelle Li

DoD IG Reviews Federal Program to Combat Human Trafficking



Handcuffs The DoD Inspector General has released a report on the Combating Trafficking in Persons program, which is meant to implement the DoD's zero-tolerance policy regarding human trafficking.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 10, 2014

By Neil Gordon

United Technologies and the Pentagon: History Repeats



Contract Oversight A new report by the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) paints a troubling picture of the Pentagon’s decades-long relationship with one of its top contractors, United Technologies. At best, it indicates some fine-tuning is needed in defense co

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 30, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

New Afghan War Plan Announced, But How Much Will It Cost?



Helicopter Boarding The President has announced a new troop plan for Afghanistan, but it remains to be seen how much the Pentagon will request in war funding.

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Topics: National Security

May 21, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

What's Happening With the Biggest Bill of the Year



Missile Defense This week, the House of Representatives is considering its annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes more than $600 billion in national security spending and sets defense policies for Fiscal Year 2015.

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Topics: National Security

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