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September 3, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pentagon Supports Reducing LCS Fleet to 24 Ships



LCS Top decision makers in the Pentagon support reducing the total purchase of the Littoral Combat Ship to only 24 ships, down from 52, according to Defense News.

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Topics: National Security

August 29, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Senators Question DOJ on NSA Info Sharing



NSA In a letter last week, a group of Senate Democrats asked Attorney General Eric Holder to clarify how the National Security Agency (NSA) shares information with domestic law enforcement agencies while still protecting Americans’ constitutional rights.

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Topics: National Security

August 23, 2013

By Andre Francisco

VIDEO: New Info Reveals Old Lies About #Area51



Area 51 Patch Now that Area 51 officially exists, POGO's Scott Amey revisits POGO's 1990s investigation into the existence of the secretive military base.

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Topics: National Security

August 16, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Report: Nuclear Power Plants Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks; POGO Work Cited



Nuclear Power Plant Echoing the same concerns POGO has made over the years, a new study from a University of Texas research group says the nation’s commercial nuclear reactors are not prepared to defend themselves against “credible” terrorist threats.

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Topics: National Security

August 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

What the Pentagon Looks Like Under Sequestration Cuts



WInslow Wheeler on CSPAN POGO's Winslow Wheeler went on C-SPAN to talk about how the planned defense budget cuts have changed the Pentagon and what improvements need to happen in the future.

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Topics: National Security

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