“Stay in Your F--ing Lane” -
A controversial top Army officer, Major General Gary S. Patton, has just been cited for the second time in less than a year for obstructing an official probe into horrific conditions at a U.S.-funded hospital in Afghanistan.
DoD Watchdog Finds Former DARPA Director Violated Ethics Rules -
Today, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General released a report finding ethics violations by Regina Dugan, former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The report was prompted by the Project On Government Oversight in 2011.
U.S. Army Paid Too Much Upgrading Russian Copters: Audit -
U.S. Army contracting officers overpaid an American company upgrading Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters as contract costs increased almost 70 percent, according to an audit by the Pentagon inspector general.
The Pentagon Overpays for Almost Everything—Even Prescription Drugs -
And yet for some inexplicable reason, Congress keeps asking the Defense Department to do more things, including scientific research and global infrastructure projects.
Dozens of inspectors general say federal agencies hindering oversight -
Forty-seven inspectors general issued the complaint in a letter to congressional oversight leaders.
The next time a leak occurs, the national security state’s defenders should blame themselves for failing to bring about a system that can adequately police itself. If their historical and recent track record weren’t so dismal they’d have more legitimacy. —
The F-35 “will be too small to serve as an effective bomber, not maneuverable enough for aerial dogfights and too fast and vulnerable to do well at supporting troops on the ground.” —
William Hartung of the Center for International Policy in a new editorial from the New York Times about the problems plaguing the F-35.
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“Magic Helmet” for F-35 ready for delivery -
Software fixes, new sensors on helmet that let pilot see through plane ready for action.