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March 7, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Outsmarting the MOX



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility The President's FY 2015 budget has put the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) at the Savannah River Nuclear Site on "cold-standby," a victory in eliminating waste and mismanagement on nuclear construction projects.

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Topics: National Security

February 21, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Pentagon Looking to Cut F-35 Buy



F-35 navy According to recent press reports, the Pentagon’s upcoming budget request will propose cutting the military’s overall F-35 purchase by eight aircraft.

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Topics: National Security

February 19, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Here’s What 60 Minutes Didn’t Tell You About the F-35



F-35 The millions of viewers who tuned into 60 Minutes Sunday may have gotten the impression that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is ultimately necessary to maintain U.S. air superiority. Fortunately, a new video from Brave New Films tells the other side of the s

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Topics: National Security

February 19, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Y-12 Protestors “Destroyed the Mystique” of Nuclear Security



Y-12 Trio A group of protesters who broke into the Y-12 Nuclear Complex in 2012 were sentenced yesterday and will face jail time for their crimes, though significantly less than expected.

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Topics: National Security

February 14, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Navy Looking For Some F-35 Relief



F-35C The Navy has requested a three-year pause in acquisition of the F-35C—the carrier-launched variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. Unfortunately, the Office of the Secretary of Defense has reportedly blocked the Navy’s proposed break in procurement.

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