The F-35 is the poster child for what's wrong with military procurement in Washington. At an outrageous cost of $1.5 trillion to procure and maintain over its lifetime, the F-35 is the most expensive government program the United States has ever seen. The Navy has realized just how problematic the F-35C is and has requested a three-year pause in acquisition. Unfortunately, the Pentagon has reportedly blocked this request.
Urge Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to support the Navy’s reasonable request to put a hold on the purchase of more F-35Cs.
Demand Transparency at Sexual Assault Crimes Panel
The Pentagon is finally working to curb the epidemic of sexual assault in the military but a key Department of Defense panel working to reform military policy has been keeping the public from its meetings.
Put a Stop to Illegal Spying
An impressive bipartisan coalition in Congress supports the USA Freedom Act, which would end the bulk collection of communications by ordinary Americans and increase safeguards, oversight, and transparency.
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