Posts Tagged ‘Department of Defense’


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How Will Trump Tackle $125 Billion in Pentagon Waste?


Friday December 9th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:29am PST   •   2 Comments

President-elect Donald Trump finds “tremendous waste, fraud and abuse” in the federal government, and proclaims, “we’re going to get it.” When it comes to the military, which Trump wants to rebuild, that is going to be a tough task. As Craig Whitlock and Bob Woodward note in the Washington Post, “The Pentagon has buried…
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Pentagon Blimps a $2.7 Billion Bust


Monday September 28th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:24am PDT   •   0 Comments

The Pentagon deploys the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) to guard the nation from cruise missiles and other low-flying threats. JLENS primary contractor, Raytheon, says the system is proven capable and performing well right now, but as David Willman notes in the Los Angeles Times, taxpayers might have…
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Obama’s Proposed “Cuts” in Pentagon Spending Are No Cuts at All


Thursday February 3rd, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 6:30pm PST   •   0 Comments

In a new article in the Christian Science Monitor, “Pentagon cuts don’t cut it. Want to really save money? Get a new security strategy”, Independent Institute Senior Fellow Charles V. Peña shows that the proposal by Obama administration Defense Secretary Robert Gates of “cuts” in spending by the Department of Defense are not cuts…
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