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August 8, 2013

By Jana Persky

Ghattas: U.S. Foreign Policy Must Adapt to the 21st Century, Rising Superpowers



Kim Ghattos During her term as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton traveled nearly a million miles to more than 100 different countries. And BBC Correspondent Kim Ghattas was right there with her.

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Topics: National Security

August 6, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Y-12 Security: Time to Give Federalized Guard Force a Shot?



Keystone Cops A recent accidental firearm discharge at the Y-12 nuclear facility has injured two security officers, and raises questions about just how much has been done to improve safety and security at the site since the break-in one year ago.

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Topics: National Security

August 5, 2013

By Jana Persky

Goodman: America's Bloated Military Spending Hurts U.S. Mission



Mel Goodman In his sixth book on international security issues, National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism, Melvin Goodman breaks down America’s military and intelligence failures stretching back to the Eisenhower administration.

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Topics: National Security

August 1, 2013

By Jack Scher

POGO Obtains DoD Memo on 20 Percent HQ Spending Cut



Chuck Hagel The Project On Government Oversight has obtained a memorandum announcing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's decision to cut 20 percent of management headquarters spending throughout the Department of Defense (DoD).

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Topics: National Security

July 31, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

House Votes to Save More than $4 Billion at the Pentagon



National Security POGO is pleased to report over $4 billion in Pentagon savings after we and our partners helped champion several commonsense amendments to the House Defense Appropriations bill.

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Topics: National Security

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