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Why the USAF is in Trouble
Bill Sweetman, Aviation Week
[T]he Pentagon, industry, lobbyists and friendly politicians are going to have to come to grips with an unpleasant truth: the White House and Congress are largely not to blame, aside from a failure to provide oversight and leadership. Procurement spending was abundant in the past decade. In all too many cases, it just has not delivered capability to the front lines.
F-22 Raptor Fighter Jets Plagued by High Costs, Malfunctions
W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
A Short History of the Subsystem that Grounded the F-35
Stephen Trimble, The DEW Line
Navy Drops Carrier Group, Down to Nine
Carlo Munoz, Aol Defense
Don't Gut the S.E.C.
Arthur Levitt Jr., The New York Times
SEC's Steve Korotash Departs for Private Practice
Bruce Carton, Compliance Week
Law Professors Ask SEC to Require Disclosure of Campaign Donations
Danny Yadron and Andrew Ackerman, The Wall Street Journal
Fired Air Marshal Loses Battle in Job Fight
Mike M. Ahlers, CNN
KBR Still has to Answer Claim in Bilked $100 Million from Uncle Sam
Ryan Abbott, Courthouse News Service
More Secrecy at Y-12; This Time it's Non-Nuclear
Frank Munger, Atomic City Underground