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May 28, 2013

By Andre Francisco

NYT Editorial Questions Nuke Funding



B61 Bomb The New York Times criticized President Obama’s funding of the B61 nuclear bombs stationed in Europe in a Sunday editorial.

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Topics: National Security

May 9, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Y-12 Protestors Exposed Security Failures, Found Guilty



Y-12 Trio Three protestors responsible for breaking into the Y-12 nuclear facility face up to 30 years in prison despite shining a spotlight on several security failures.

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Topics: National Security

May 1, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Rep. Coffman to Appropriators: Cut Pentagon Pork



Photograph of Rep. Micahel Coffman (R-CO) Rep. Mike Coffman sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee and the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee asking them to replace sequestration with "responsible reductions to the defense budget."

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Topics: National Security

April 30, 2013

By Andre Francisco

A Nun, a House Painter, and a Drifter Walk into a Nuclear Complex



Y-12 Complex It sounds like the start of an absurd joke, but that’s what happened last summer at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee. Three peace activists broke into one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the U.S., often called the Fort Knox of Uranium.

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Topics: National Security

April 29, 2013

By Andre Francisco

CIA Used Bags of Cash to Buy Influence in Afghanistan



Hamid Karzai The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been giving the office of Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan’s president, secret deliveries of cash for more than a decade, according to an article in The New York Times.

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Topics: National Security

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