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North Korea Wants to Have Its (Yellow) Cake and Eat It Too

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Dorian de Wind

This is no cruel April Fools joke. One of the world's poorest and least developed countries announced on Sunday that it is determined to expand its nuclear weapons arsenal, "the nation's life," while simultaneously rebuilding its economy.

Air Force Still Not Opening Up About F-22 Safety Problems

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

After years of looking into the F-22's pilot disorientation problems, the Air Force has announced that it has everything under control. According to some defense experts, however, the Air Force still has a long way to go in proving its investigation is complete, reliable and transparent.

Defense Chief Restricts Flights Of Stealth Fighter That's Been Choking Pilots

Wired | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

For five years, America’s most expensive fighter jets have been poisoning their pilots and crew. On Tuesday, the Defense Secretary finally stepped i...

Is The Air Force's F-22 Fighter Jet Making Pilots Sick?

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Two elite Air Force pilots are seeking protection under the federal whistleblower law for revealing safety problems on the F-22 Raptor, and refusing t...

The F-22: Final Delivery for a Flying Disaster

William Hartung | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

Wednesday Lockheed Martin delivered the last of 187 F-22 Raptor fighter jets to the U.S. Air Force. The roll out prompted executives to describe the plane as "the baddest bird on the planet" and "an icon of American power." The facts suggest otherwise.

The 4,500th Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon: A Source of Pride for the Aerospace Industry and America

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Dorian de Wind

I have written plenty about the sad demise of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter program and about the trials and tribulations of the F-35 Joint ...

Will the $55 billion bomber program fly?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By David Axe, iWatch NewsWhen the Obama administration dispatched three B-2 bombers from a Missouri air base on March 19 last year to cross the ocean ...

Arms Industry: Trumped Up Jobs Claims, Pumped Up Profits

William Hartung | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

The ultimate form of mismanagement involves a failure to set priorities. The Pentagon needs to pare back its missions to those that are essential for defending the country.

The Pentagon Kluge That Refuses to Die

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

After a long fight, Gates and President Obama ultimately prevailed this summer in ending further F-22 production. Game over. Right? Anyone who thinks so doesn't appreciate the staying power of Congress' porkers.

Ryan Grim

Senate Beats Back Military-Industrial Complex In Historic Vote | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama won a major victory in the Senate Tuesday in a dogfight that has major, long-term implications for his agenda. The Senate, by a vote ...

Sahil Kapur

Defense Contractors Lobby For More F-22s, Obama Threatens Veto | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The F-22 stealth fighter jets may no longer be needed, but its manufacturers, Lockheed Martin and Boeing, are lobbying aggressively to keep them in th...

Over $44,000 an Hour to Fly: Putting the F-22 in Perspective

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

That we would spend as much money in an hour ($44,300) flying a nearly useless fighter jet as we do paying critical personnel to fight the war on the ground is obscene.

Jon Soltz, Phil Gingrey Debate Funding For New Line Of Fighter Jets, The F-22 Raptor (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jon Soltz, Chairman of and a frequent HuffPost blogger, faced off against Georgia Congressman Phil Gingrey (R) over funding for the extre...

Will Congress Put Useless Fighter Jets Above America?

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Congress is about to throw $369 million (on a down-payment of $2 billion) for a dozen F-22 fighter jets that even the Pentagon doesn't want.

Don't Kid Yourself -- The F-22 Lives

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

The defense budget is being cut in the sense that it's going up. The F-22 has been killed in sense that we've appropriated all the money we need to keep building them until we have to think about it again. The good news is that we're calling bad news good news.

Save the Pitiful F-22

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

The F-22 Raptor is a plane designed in the early 90s to fight the planes the Soviet Union didn't build in the late 80s. The reason we've never used the Raptor in Iraq is it doesn't work in places where there are wars.