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June 30, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

The Navy’s Scheme to Pay for a New Submarine Fleet



Nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Asheville The Navy and House and Senate Armed Services Committees are scheming to find a way to pay for a new nuclear submarine fleet.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 29, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Defense Officials Reject Rosy Cost Estimates



Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on nuclear deterrence The Department of Defense says nuclear spending could reach about 7 percent of its budget, exceeding some outside estimates.

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June 26, 2015

By Dan Grazier

GAO Slams Air Force’s A-10 Divestment Plan



A-10 GAO report confirms that Air Force efforts to retire the A-10 could create a critical support gap for American ground troops.

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Topics: National Security

June 25, 2015

By Dan Grazier

Navy Myopia Forces Marines to Hitch a Ride



Photo of an Expeditionary Strike Group The Marine Corps is currently exploring options to use foreign naval shipping to fulfill one of its key missions because the Navy is no longer capable of providing the necessary support.

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Topics: National Security

June 25, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

More Calls for Access to CRS’s Formal Reports



A woman reads through card catalogs in the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service reports belong in the public domain.

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Topics: Open Government

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