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The Pentagon Wasted $2.7 Billion of Your Tax Dollars on an Intelligence System That Doesn’t Work

Here's another item for the (long) list of spectacular waste in the Pentagon's budget: a $2.7-billion intelligence program that's supposed to help Army troops on the ground collect and use intelligence on enemy fighters. It sounds like a good idea, but the thing is, the Army's Distributed Common Ground System doesn't actually do that, according to report from Foreign Policy. The article cites an internal assessment of the DCGS's effectiveness, long requested by Congress but kept under wraps by the Pentagon for eight months. Probably because they didn't feel like talking about such a spectacular failure...

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Cost Of Living For Troops, Veterans And Families May Rise Due To Military Cuts

Military groups and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are vowing to fight proposed cuts to the Pentagon budget set to be unveiled next week that could increase the cost of living for American troops, veterans and their families.

The military spending plan outlined by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday calls for smaller pay rises and controversial reductions in housing allowances, health benefits and other subsidies for service members and retirees.

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Here’s how big the left wants to grow government, exactly. And here’s how much it will cost, exactly

Love or hate Paul Ryan’s budget plans, at least they present a long-term vision for America and put a price tag on it. President Obama, on the other hand, likes to stick safely within the 10-year budget window. Based on his budgets, you would almost think the progressive project is pretty much complete other than raising the minimum wage, building some high-speed rail lines, and closing some tax loopholes...

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