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October 5, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

Newsweek and Washington Post Pick Up POGO’s F-35B Story



Photograph of POGO's original reporting on the F-35B's operational readiness status has been picked up by Newsweek and The Washington Post.

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Topics: National Security

June 29, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Defense Officials Reject Rosy Cost Estimates



Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on nuclear deterrence The Department of Defense says nuclear spending could reach about 7 percent of its budget, exceeding some outside estimates.

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June 19, 2015

By Dan Grazier

F-35 No-Show at a Premier European Airshow—Again



First responders climbing into an F-35 to rescue an injured pilot The DoD decided not to show off the F-35 at the 2015 Paris Airshow, but that fact didn't prevent it from being the talk of the town.

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Topics: National Security

May 4, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Historical Lessons for Air Force’s New Bomber



Photo of F-22 and B-2 on the ground Recent Air Force acquisition failures should guide acquisition and oversight of the Long Range Strike Bomber.

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Topics: National Security

April 17, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

GAO Confirms Increased F-35 Production Is a Terrible Idea



GAO bar graph showing Budgeted Development and Procurement Costs By Service, 2015-2038 The significant problems in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program call into question whether it is ready for increased production in Fiscal Year 2016. But a new report and testimony from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) signals what might be the program's acute point of vulnerability, and perhaps the beginning of its unravelling: we just can't afford it.

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Topics: National Security

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