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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

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

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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.