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November 19, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Pentagon Still Plans to Blow Through Its Allowance



Ohio Class Submarine An independent budget watchdog has analyzed the Pentagon's budget plans, and found that it is underestimating its long-term costs.

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Topics: National Security

November 17, 2014

By Winslow Wheeler

The Fight Over the A-10 May Just Be Beginning



Photograph of an A-10 in the air with explosions below Photo by USAF Despite strong provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, Bloomberg is reporting that the Congressional leaders are very seriously considering an Air Force proposal to contravene the language, and money, of both bills to proceed with the "divest

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Topics: National Security

November 17, 2014

By David S. Hilzenrath

Audit Faults State Dept’s Kabul Embassy Security Management



Kabul Embassy An audit by the State Department’s Inspector General found lapses in the Department’s oversight of a contract with Aegis Defense Services for protection of the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 14, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Nuclear Contractor Used Taxpayer Dollars to Lobby for Taxpayer Dollars



Sandia National Laboratory The Department of Energy Inspector General has confirmed allegations that the contractor managing Sandia National Laboratory illegally used taxpayer dollars to lobby Department officials and Members of Congress for a contract extension.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 10, 2014

By Adam Zagorin

SEAL Team 6 Veterans Face Flak While Former SecDef Skates



Leon Panetta SEAL Team 6 veterans Matt Bissonnette and the SEAL known as the “Shooter” are facing a backlash from the military over going public with their accounts about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is reportedly rece

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Topics: National Security

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