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August 22, 2013

By Jana Persky

POGO's Transparency Efforts Taking It to Ghana



Mia Steinle Through the years, our work has taken us to Europe, Asia and South America. Next week, we’ll add Africa to the list when Project On Government Oversight investigator Mia Steinle travels to Ghana thanks to a Ford Foundation grant.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

August 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

What the Pentagon Looks Like Under Sequestration Cuts



WInslow Wheeler on CSPAN POGO's Winslow Wheeler went on C-SPAN to talk about how the planned defense budget cuts have changed the Pentagon and what improvements need to happen in the future.

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Topics: National Security

August 9, 2013

By Jana Persky

Freeland Says Globalization, Technology and Global Politics Driving Growth of the Super Rich



Chrystia Freeland In Plutocrats: The Rise of the Global Super-Rich, Chrystia Freeland describes how wealth is becoming increasingly concentrated in the hands of a historically tiny number individuals, who live a lifestyle many people can barely imagine.

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Topics: Financial Sector

August 8, 2013

By Jana Persky

Ghattas: U.S. Foreign Policy Must Adapt to the 21st Century, Rising Superpowers



Kim Ghattos During her term as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton traveled nearly a million miles to more than 100 different countries. And BBC Correspondent Kim Ghattas was right there with her.

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Topics: National Security

August 5, 2013

By Jana Persky

Goodman: America's Bloated Military Spending Hurts U.S. Mission



Mel Goodman In his sixth book on international security issues, National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism, Melvin Goodman breaks down America’s military and intelligence failures stretching back to the Eisenhower administration.

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Topics: National Security

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