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February 5, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Senator Questions Retirement Perks for Generals and Admirals



Generals Senator Ayotte has raised an important issue: whether a special pension enhancement for generals should be revoked following Congress’s decision to cut cost-of-living adjustments for military retirees.

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Topics: National Security

February 5, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Rep. Issa Opens Investigation into Navy Fraud



Darrell Issa In response to the string of embarrassing scandals, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), is opening an investigation into contracting fraud at the Navy.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 4, 2014

By Andre Francisco

New Video: The Jet that Ate the Pentagon



F-35 Video Winslow Wheeler A new video from Brave New Films highlights the continued problems with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the most expensive weapons system in history. The video features POGO's Winslow Wheeler and POGO alum Ben Freeman.

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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

December 17, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Budget Deal Takes Pressure Off Pentagon to Cut Waste



National Security The bipartisan budget agreement will take the pressure off the Pentagon when they were finally beginning to make difficult but necessary choices to rein in the out-of-control defense budget, according to an op-ed by Ethan Rosenkranz.

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Topics: National Security

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