It’s troubling that Gen. Dempsey found the alleged affair to be unfounded despite the fact that the Army IG found that Maj. Gen. Custer engaged in an inappropriate relationship


POGO in the News

USA Today

Army brass, led by future Joint Chiefs head Martin Dempsey, gave amorous general a pass

“It’s troubling that Gen. Dempsey found the alleged affair to be unfounded despite the fact that the Army IG found that Maj. Gen. Custer engaged in an inappropriate relationship,” Amey said. “It would have been wiser to let the entire report go to the review board, allow Maj. Gen. Custer to explain the situation, and let the chips fall where they may.”

The American Conservative

Reagan Redux at the Pentagon

Meanwhile, Sen. John McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, dismissed Trump’s plans as insufficient. McCain’s own budget plan calls for $640 billion in base defense spending in FY 2018, growing to over $740 billion in FY 2022.
“It did surprise me that he didn’t want more,” noted Dan Grazier, military budget analyst for the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), which advocates for reforming the Pentagon’s annual feeding frenzy. “When people on the Armed Services Committee are complaining that it isn’t enough, that’s a hopeful sign.”
CNBC

Why a $1 trillion endeavor to modernize the US nuclear arsenal could get more bipartisan support

“Nuclear is sort of something that people brush over because it is scary and generally they are considered weapons that will only be used in the worst-case scenario,” said Lydia Dennett, a nuclear policy specialist with the Project on Government Oversight, a nonpartisan independent watchdog. “But if the U.S. is planning to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years, those plans should be looked at very carefully.”
The Huffington Post

Trump May Go 0-3 On His Armed Services Picks

The Project on Government Oversight has called [Heather Wilson, nominee to be secretary of the Air Force] “a textbook example of the revolving door” between high government office and government contractors, urging close scrutiny from senators who will vote on her confirmation.

Bloomberg

Pentagon Blocks Littoral Combat Ship Overrun From a GAO Report

“This seems to be an overly broad reading of competition-sensitive information,” said Mandy Smithberger, a director for the Project On Government Oversight’s military reform initiative. “Taxpayers are footing the bill for these overruns. They deserve to know the costs.”

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I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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