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‘How do you buy $7 billion of stuff you don’t need?’ | POLITICO

Bryan Bender Fifty-four years ago, the brand-new Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara thought he could bring Pentagon spending on everyday items under control by applying efficiencies he had used to…

Defense Contractors Cite “Benefits” of Escalating Conflicts in the Middle East

Major defense contractors Raytheon, Oshkosh, and Lockheed Martin assured investors at a Credit Suisse conference in West Palm Beach this week that they stand to gain from the escalating conflicts…

Despite runaway blimp, lawmakers stand behind troubled missile defense system | LA Times

David Willman   The Pentagon’s glitch-prone, $2.7-billion system of radar-equipped blimps — designed to safeguard the nation’s capital against cruise missiles and other airborne threats — has long been a…

Fact Check: Marco Rubio on defense spending’s impact on debt | AZCentral

THE MEDIA: Speech   WHO SAID IT: Marco Rubio   TITLE: U.S. senator from Florida   PARTY: Republican   THE RACE: GOP presidential primary   THE COMMENT: “The sequester is…

Dem demands Pentagon audit after $43 million gas station | The Hill

A Democratic senator is pressing for an audit of the Pentagon after a task force spent $43 million to build a compressed natural gas station in Afghanistan.   “As one…