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June 24, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Op-Ed Argues for More Whistleblowers, Not Fewer



whistleblowers2 An op-ed in The Baltimore Sun argues that the long list of secret and questionable activities by the government means we need more whistleblowers to expose wrongdoing and inform the public.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 18, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Shining Light on Closed Doors



Congress Although some Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) subcommittees have slowly begun to open their NDAA markups to the public, POGO continues to wait for the day the SASC will open all its closed NDAA discussions to the public.

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Topics: Open Government

June 18, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Does America Have a Security-Industrial Complex?



NSA A new article in The Atlantic argues that the level of secrecy in Washington has become “absurd,” especially around intelligence and defense programs.

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Topics: Open Government

June 6, 2013

By Adam Zagorin

Lawmaker Calls on Pentagon to Release Report on Zero Dark Thirty Probe



National Security Rep. Peter King wants the Pentagon to release the results of an investigation he requested almost two years ago into possible leaks of classified information to the makers of Zero Dark Thirty, the movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

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Topics: National Security

May 31, 2013

By Neil Gordon

New Movie Documents Out of Control U.S. War Machine



Dirty Wars "Dirty Wars," a forthcoming documentary based on the work of investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, provides a glimpse into the shadowy world of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), an elite U.S. combat unit waging a covert war around the world.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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