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The U.S. Army’s War Over Russia | Politico Magazine

Top brass profess to be really worried about Putin. But a growing group of dissenters say they’re overreacting to get a bigger share of the defense budget. Mark Perry During…

Auditors criticize Pentagon for wasting property and ammunition | The Center for Public Integrity

At eleven o’clock most mornings in the city of McAlester, Oklahoma, residents feel the ground shake as bombs go off at an army ammunition depot nearby. Smoke sometimes billows from…

You could buy an Australian island for what the Pentagon says it would cost to take inventory — of one item | Center for Public Integrity

The Pentagon dashed any hopes that it might soon be able to pass a simple audit, when it provided a surprisingly unhelpful response late last month to a simple question…

Most Voters Favor Defense Cuts. Most Politicians Don’t. | TIME

In an exercise, 61 percent favored cutting spending an average of $12 billion. Both the Obama administration and Congress are pushing for higher spending on the military next year, as…

The War Over the Pentagon Budget | TIME

Mark Thompson Budget games have preoccupied the Pentagon almost as long as war games, and this week’s release of President Obama’s final defense spending plan, for 2017, is no different….