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December 11, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

$500 Million Worth of Planes Collecting Dust



C-27 Spartan A collection of 16 airplanes paid for by the U.S. Air Force is collecting dust at the Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan after being deemed nonfunctional due to consistent maintenance issues.

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Topics: National Security

November 22, 2013

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Groups from Left to Right Oppose Delaying Pentagon Savings



Aerial View of Pentagon from a V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey) POGO joined a broad coalition of groups in opposing an amendment to the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act that would change the way sequestration is implemented for the Pentagon.

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Topics: National Security

November 19, 2013

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Some Senators Look to Spare the Pentagon from Immediate Cuts



DDG-51 Destroyer News reports indicate that some Republican Senators are drafting an amendment that would spread out over time the spending reductions required of the Pentagon this year.

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Topics: National Security

November 19, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

POGO on Local News to Stop F-35s in Vermont



Danielle Brian on Vermont TV Project On Government Oversight Executive Director Danielle Brian appeared on Vermont local news this week to talk about why the Air Force’s F-35 fighter jet should not be based in the highly populated area of Burlington.

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Topics: National Security

November 14, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

McCain Fires Back at Navy Officials



John McCain Last week, Navy officials made their case to the Senate Armed Services Committee about the negative effects of sequestration. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) fired back at the officials, pointing out the high number of over-budget Navy projects.

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