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April 6, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Hagel: A Secretary of Defense Reforms?



Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel seems prepared to do something about the Pentagon’s bloated budget.

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Topics: National Security

April 4, 2013

By Andre Francisco

DOD Inspector General Finds $900 Million Spare Part Stockpile



Stryker The Army bought nearly $900 million worth of spare parts for the Stryker armored fighting vehicle even as the parts became obsolete or unnecessary, according to a report by the Defense Department Office of Inspector General.

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Topics: National Security

March 26, 2013

By Andre Francisco

The Missile Defense System That Won’t Die



MEADS Army brass and the Senate have said they don’t want Lockheed Martin’s latest missile defense system, but the government is going to pay for it anyway, according to an article in DOD Buzz.

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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 27, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Conservatives, Progressives Unite on Call for Congress to Find Savings at the Pentagon



National Security POGO and several leading advocacy groups from across the political spectrum released a joint letter today telling President Obama and Congress that whether automatic spending cuts take effect this week or not, there is still an urgent need to reduce the Pe

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Topics: National Security

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