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April 27, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Slaughterhouse Jive: $1.5M Wasted on Afghan Abattoir



Photo of the Afghanistan Slaughterhouse Construction Site The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction found that an abandoned and unfinished slaughterhouse in eastern Afghanistan could cost taxpayers upwards of $5.8 million.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 27, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Cost Estimate on Useless Nuclear Facility Skyrockets



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility A partially built nuclear facility that has no potential customers gets an updated cost estimate of $52 billion for finishing construction and operating the plant.

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Topics: National Security

April 27, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

House Acquisition “Reform” Bill Guts Key Weapons Development Oversight Provisions



Acquisition Games thumbnail Weapon acquisition reform legislation under consideration in the House Armed Services committee will only increase risks and costs and hurt our future modernization efforts.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

April 27, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Accountability Nowhere to be Found on Missile Defense



Missile Defense Authorizers should ask tough questions in the wake of ongoing Missile Defense failures.

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Topics: National Security

April 24, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Petraeus Sentence Adds Insult to Injury for Whistleblowers



Photo of General David Petraeus The final turn in Petraeus’s case—his sentence—would be laughable if it wasn’t so insulting to the national security whistleblowers who face decades in prison for leaking classified information in order to stop our government from acting illegally or uncon

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, National Security

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