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July 21, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Will Trump Privatize the Afghanistan War?



Soldier in Afghanistan Last week brought disturbing news that two prominent voices from the private security industry— Erik Prince and Stephen Feinberg—are trying to convince the Pentagon to let private security firms replace American troops in Afghanistan. We explain why this i

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

July 13, 2017

By Daniel Van Schooten

POGO Applauds New White House Policy Statement



The White House The Trump Administration has rightly criticized several bad provisions in the House NDAA bill including funding the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, blocking Base Realignment and Closure, misusing the Overseas Contingency Operations fund, and limitin

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Topics: Government Accountability, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security, Contract Oversight

June 27, 2017

By Laura Peterson

Border Wall is Billion-Dollar Black Box So Far



U.S. Border Wall Trump’s border wall is crawling toward creation despite lack of transparency, funding, and planning.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Contract Oversight

June 21, 2017

By Christine Ostrosky

Proposed DHS Budget Priorities Leave Accountability Behind



Fence in front of the White House The proposed DHS budget emphasizes southern border control at the cost of security for the rest of the nation.

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Topics: National Security

April 12, 2017

By Mia Steinle

What’s the Best Way to Secure the Border?



To the right lies Tijuana, Baja California, and on the left is San Diego, California. The building in the foreground on the San Diego side is a sewage treatment plant built to clean the Tijuana River. The Senate and Department of Homeland Security agree the U.S. needs to secure its southern border. But a big question remains: how?

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Topics: National Security

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