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March 20, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

The Senate Should Let the Sun Shine on the NDAA



Government Accountability Holding debates and markups in secret is the antithesis of open government, and the Senate Armed Services Committee should consider opening up its doors to the public.

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Topics: National Security

March 19, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Downblending Highly Enriched Uranium Just Makes Sense



USS Michigan Submarine The use of highly enriched uranium in some vessels of our Navy's fleet has been one of the biggest stumbling blocks in eliminating this dangerous material. But new reactor designs could mean the end of the Navy's reliance on highly enriched uranium.

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Topics: National Security

March 12, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

F-35 Still Years Away From Being Ready for Combat



F-35 The F-35 continues to fail the most basic requirements for combat aircraft and commonsense. Despite reforms, the F-35 continues to be unaffordable, its engines continue to be susceptible to fire, and the Pentagon continues to misrepresent its performance.

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Topics: National Security

February 12, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

A-10 Endorsements Don’t Get Better Than This



A-10 The best A-10 endorsements, however, continue to come from the people in the best position to talk about the A-10’s capabilities. Troops such as the six Marines who credit an A-10 crew for saving them by intentionally drawing fire way from their position.

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Topics: National Security

February 9, 2015

By Joe Newman

Air Force May Not Love the A-10 But These Tweets Would Disagree



A-10 What does Twitter think about the Air Force’s plans to mothball the A-10 Warthog? Here are some of the tweets that caught our attention.

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Topics: National Security

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