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April 17, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pentagon Budget Ignores Sequestration, Relies on Old Ideas



National Security President Obama’s budget request for the Department of Defense ignores the reality of the sequestration cuts and suggests old ideas to save money, according to an analysis by Winslow Wheeler.

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Topics: National Security

March 6, 2013

By Winslow Wheeler

The Air Force's F-35A: Not Ready for Combat, Not Even Ready for Combat Training



F-35A Fighter Jet A new report, titled "F-35A Joint Strike Fighter: Readiness for Training Operational Utility Evaluation," reveals yet more disappointments on the status and performance of the F-35 fighter jet.

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Topics: National Security

February 15, 2013

By Winslow Wheeler

A Stampede of Hysterics



panetta The Pentagon seems ready to implement the cuts mandated by law in the most destructive, negative way possible, which has the convenient effect -- for them -- of pushing Congress and the White House to cough up more money.

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Topics: National Security

January 23, 2013

By Winslow Wheeler

Powering the Pacific ''Pivot'' with Leon and Chuck



U.S. Fleet in Pacific Greg Jaffe’s Washington Post article last August offers a good explanation for Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s hysteria about defense budget cuts, and a useful criterion to assess Panetta’s nominated replacement, former Senator Chuck Hagel.

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Topics: National Security

December 17, 2012

By Winslow Wheeler

Is the Fleet Steaming Forward ... Or Backward?



Navy Ship In part 3 of his series on the U.S. Navy, Winslow Wheeler looks at the prevailing wisdom that America’s smaller fleet is more capable than the U.S. Navy of yore because of higher capability per individual ship. It is a dangerous assumption.

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Topics: National Security

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