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February 21, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pentagon Slams Sequestration, Gives F-22 Another $6.9 Billion Same Day



F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet On Wednesday, Pentagon officials took to news programs to emphasize the consequences of sequestration. On the same day the Pentagon awarded Lockheed Martin an additional $6.9 billion for “F-22 modernization,” according to an article in TIME’s Battleland.

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Topics: National Security

February 20, 2013

By Andre Francisco

How Did the Pentagon Budget Get This Bad?



National Security While the President is focusing on countering cyber-attacks and away from large-scale ground invasions, the Pentagon is still buying hundreds of billions of dollars in new weapons for old wars.

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Topics: National Security

February 14, 2013

By Andre Francisco

The Most Expensive Weapon Ever Built



F-35 Fighter Jet Time magazine has a great, and lengthy, story about the F-35 fighter jet being developed for the Air Force, Navy and Marines.

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Topics: National Security

February 13, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Pentagon Pork Is Too Easy to Push Through Congress



Pentagon Pork Comic It’s getting easier to find people inside Washington’s Beltway who want to cut the fat from the Pentagon budget. Scaling back military spending isn’t just for the most progressive members of Congress anymore.

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Topics: National Security

February 11, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

The $360 Billion Gorilla in the Sequestration Debate



Gorilla There’s a $360 billion gorilla in the sequestration debate – Pentagon contractors.

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Topics: National Security

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