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Reva Patwardhan

Our OpEd: Dump the F-35 Boondoggle

Today, a key House subcommittee will likely discuss the future of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter — one of the biggest boondoggles in Pentagon history. Our OpEd ran today in the Orange County Register, which runs in the district of Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who is ranking Democrat on […]

Reading tea leaves in Afghanistan

The LA Times ran a great OpEd yesterday highlighting that, as much as the Pentagon would like to convince you otherwise, assessing “progress” in Afghanistan is up to interpretation — kind of like reading tea leaves. For instance, on the “success” of driving the Taliban out of Kandahar: “Yes, […]

This makes me very angry

Apparently President Obama may be planning to cut social security, medicaid and medicare, but has still yet to seriously consider cutting a penny of defense spending. From yesterday’s Time [emphasis mine]: All told, U.S. military spending in 2011 will exceed $700 billion — the most since World War […]