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April 18, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

POGO Asks Defense Secretary to Cut B61 Bomb Program Funding



B61 Bomb The cost of maintaining the B61 nuclear bomb program in Europe has increased yet again while questions regarding security and military efficacy remain unanswered.

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Topics: National Security

April 12, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Pentagon Math, Hagel, and the President’s Budget



Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and other defense officials headed to the Hill this week to testify about the President’s Budget.

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Topics: National Security

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

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