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The Bunker: Fiscal Negligence

The Bunker: Fiscal Negligence

This week in The Bunker: The Defense Department has rules to vet the financial health of its contractors, but they’re too often ignored; Navy acknowledges its key ship-building programs are behind schedule; one reason the military’s sexual harassment numbers look as low as they do; and more.

April 10, 2024 |Mark Thompson

The Bunker: Bridge to the Future

The Bunker: Bridge to the Future

This week in The Bunker: The collapse of that Baltimore bridge raises questions about technological hubris, like the Navy’s continuing fetish to build massive aircraft carriers that still launch humans into harm’s way; and more.

April 03, 2024 |Mark Thompson

The Bunker: Playing Tik, Tack, Dough

The Bunker: Playing Tik, Tack, Dough

This week in The Bunker: History has a funny way of repeating itself. Or not so funny, depending on your point of view. And more … 

March 27, 2024 |Mark Thompson

The Bunker: An Exclamation Point for a Turkey!

The Bunker: An Exclamation Point for a Turkey!

This week in The Bunker: The Pentagon gets unduly excited as the F-35 fighter finally enters full-rate production; West Point’s war of words; Defense Department slo-mo; and more.

March 20, 2024 |Mark Thompson

The Bunker: Closing in on $1 Trillion

The Bunker: Closing in on $1 Trillion

This week in The Bunker: Pentagon rolls out a proposed 2025 budget nearing $1 trillion; senators call for probe alleging “war profiteering”; the U.S. finds itself supporting both sides in Gaza fight; and more.

March 13, 2024 |Mark Thompson

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