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December 14, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Bipartisan Letter Calls for Reducing the Pentagon Budget



National Security 22 Representatives from both sides of the aisle signed on to a letter endorsing strategic Pentagon budget cuts as part of any "fiscal cliff" deal.

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Topics: National Security

December 11, 2012

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Contractors: The Pentagon Isn’t a Jobs Program



National Security The bipartisan push to cut wasteful Pentagon spending during the fiscal cliff negotiations has now attracted the most unlikely of allies—some Pentagon contractors.

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Topics: National Security

December 7, 2012

By Angela Canterbury

NDAA Update: Defense Budget Bill Scorecard



Government Accountability The Project On Government Oversight supports crucial measures to eliminate DoD waste, increase contractor oversight, and enhance government accountability in the Senate's multi-billion dollar defense budget bill.

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Topics: Government Accountability

November 22, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

Super Committee is a Super Failure, But There's Still Hope for Taxpayers



Government Accountability The bipartisan Super Committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in budget cuts over the next decade is officially a super failure. Now, there's another question looming over the heads of American taxpayers: will Congress learn from its mistakes?

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Topics: Open Government

November 15, 2012

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Coburn: Cut Wasteful Spending at the “Department of Everything”



National Security With the fiscal cliff and sequestration looming, Senator Coburn recommends cutting Pentagon waste to reduce deficits without impacting our national security.

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Topics: National Security

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