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Defense Crony Capitalism: “bill pays for three littoral combat ships despite the Navy’s request for just a single ship and Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer’s insistence that no more were needed.”

One of the hardest things to convey to many “conservatives” is the degree of cronyism built into the defense business. The military is big government too. Massive government. But the military is the way Republicans (particularly) redistribute taxpayer money to...

Why the Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Much Anything Costs

“You don’t own that plane, the American taxpayers do.” – ‘Stinger’ in Top Gun It is ridiculous, and in many respects it insults the American taxpayer. (From Popular Mechanics) Defense Secretary James Mattis made some frank remarks about the...