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October 26, 2015

By Dan Grazier

President Obama Vetoes the NDAA over Slush Fund



Graphic with the word vetoed on it. President Obama made good on his promise to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, largely because of the use of the Overseas Contingency Operations account as a Pentagon slush fund.

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Topics: National Security

October 23, 2015

By Dan Grazier

Lt. Gen. Bogdan Hedges on Operational Testing



Rep McSally Lt. Gen Bogdan F-35 Hearing Air Force officials are reluctant to subject the F-35 to realistic close air support testing because they admit it will not perform as well as existing aircraft.

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October 20, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

FDA Approves Antidote for Pradaxa, Calls It “Necessary”



Blood Sample Scientist Lab Five years after approving the blood thinner Pradaxa without an antidote, the FDA approved an antidote and said it was “medically necessary” when bleeding “can’t be controlled."

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Topics: Public Health and Science

October 20, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

United Nations: Whistleblowers Need Protection



Whistleblower whistle The United Nations’ Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression has weighed in on whistleblower protections, highlighting especially the need to provide protections to employees in the national security field.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

October 20, 2015

By Keith Rutter

CDI Brings Back Retired Military Voices



Photo of CDI Event Supporters of real military reform recently gathered to celebrate two new efforts by the Project On Government Oversight’s Center for Defense Information.

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