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Preserve Dragon Tank Jobs!

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On July 14, 2009
Obama Axes Pentagon Plan To Build Billion Dollar Tank In Shape Of Dragon What this video doesn’t discuss is the plight of the 95000 workers who will be put on the street by the cancellation of the Dragon Tank. For shame, President Obama. For shame. Share
Spencer handles the general idiocy of the Donnelly-Schmitt op-ed on the Gates defense budget... Schmitt and Donnelly argue for a continuation of most of the programs Gates is cutting, and do so through some curious omissions and outright misstatements. The alternative to the F-22 Raptor jet is apparently “the 660 F-15s flying today, but which […]

General Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff: All right, all right — some people have to play little games. You play yours. So let’s just say that you’ll give me 60 more F-22s because

Preserve Fantasy Raptor Jobs

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On February 23, 2009
Would shutting down the Raptor really put 95000 people out of work? No. David Axe has the data: Problem is, that 95,000 number counts indirect employment at firms for whom the F-22 program is just one of many clients. And it also counts Lockheed assembly workers who are in high demand for other aviation projects. […]

Brazilian Military Blogging

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On December 22, 2008

I think we can all agree that the progressive blogosphere has been pathetically remiss in the field of analysis of Brazilian military restructuring. Mr. Trend gets us off to a good start here: However

DDG-1000 Down at the Bow

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On July 14, 2008
It looks as if procurement of the DDG-1000, also known as the DD(X) or Zumwalt class destroyer, may end at 2. The $2.5 billion ship is designed to attack land targets with missiles and long range precision gunfire, and uses stealth technology and an experimental hull. The motivating concept is the need for a ship […]
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