Posts Tagged ‘military pork’


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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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New Bomber Soars $27 Billion Too High


Tuesday September 1st, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:46am PDT   •   0 Comments

As we noted in 2013, politicians seemed intent on buying 280 more M-1 Abrams tanks the U.S. military didn’t want or need. The M-1 Abrams is a formidable machine but not really suited for counterinsurgency operations, and the tanks run $8 million each. Last year we alerted taxpayers to the new fleet of presidential…
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The Daily Mail in London reports that the “U.S. military spends a cool $20 billion on air conditioning annually in Iraq and Afghanistan”. The U.S. military forks out a whopping $20.2billion a year on keeping troops in Iraq and Afghanistan cool, it has emerged. The alarming figure is more than NASA’s entire annual budget…
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