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July 26, 2013

By Jana Persky

LCS: Still a Sinking Ship



LCS Helo 120 Recent GAO testimony shows that the Navy continues to spend money on untested parts of the Littoral Combat Ship, despite ongoing concerns about cracks, corrosion, and engine failures.

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Topics: National Security

July 25, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Nuclear Site Unable to Protect Bomb Material in Recent Tests



Nuclear material POGO has learned that the Savannah River Site in South Carolina failed its recent security test.

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Topics: National Security

July 25, 2013

By Jana Persky

Video: The Fight Over the Pentagon's Newest Jet



WInslow Wheeler on NBC NBC News looks at the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the hundreds of billions of dollars it is costing the government while it doesn't live up to expectations.

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Topics: National Security

July 23, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Critical Votes on Savings at the Pentagon Today



Government Accountability This year there are more opportunities to cut unnecessary spending in the Defense Appropriations Act than there has been in a very long time.

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Topics: National Security

July 22, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Rules Committee Threatens to Nix Debate on Defense Spending



Lockbox As the House Rules Committee considers amendments on the Defense Appropriations Act, our allies urge House leadership to allow all amendments to go to the Floor.

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Topics: National Security

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