The U.S. Air Force Won’t Reveal How Much Its Next Bomber Really Costs
The recently announced Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B or B-21) is moving forward with one hidden feature that doesn’t make a lot of sense — its actual price tag. Despite requests by Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Air Force has decided against releasing the final contract... Read more
A Fitting Tribute to the Father of the A-10
Many people in and around Washington were recently treated to a rare sight. On a beautiful early spring afternoon, four A-10 Warthogs flew low over Arlington National Cemetery. The pilots flying them were honoring retired Air Force Col. Avery Kay, the officer who did more to create the plane... Read more
The U.S. Navy’s Shipbuilding Ripoff
You buy a new car. Days later, you receive a notice from the manufacturer recalling the car due to a defect. It would be ridiculous to pay the manufacturer again to fix the defect, wouldn’t it? That’s basically what the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard are doing on shipbuilding... Read more
Pilots Not to Blame for Deadly V-22 Crash, the Pentagon Admits 14 Years Later
Sixteen years after the fact, the Pentagon has finally admitted that a V-22 Osprey crash that killed 19 Marines was not caused by the two pilots, clearing their names. Following the crash, military investigators concluded that the pilots were not at fault, but the Marine Corps publicly insisted that... Read more
The U.S. Air Force Knows the A-10 Will Beat the F-35
Several weeks ago, the Project on Government Oversight announced its cautious optimism upon learning the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation planned to conduct a close air support fly-off between the proven A-10 and the yet-to-be proved F-35. The cautious aspect of that optimism has been proven to be... Read more
The Marines’ F-35s Are Not Ready for Combat
The Marine Corps triumphantly declared its variant of the F-35 combat ready in late July. In the public relations build-up, the recent demonstration of its performance on the USS Wasp was heralded as a rebuttal to the program’s critics. But a complete copy of a recent memo from the... Read more
Lockheed Martin Took Taxpayer Dollars, Spent Them Lobbying for More Dollars
Lockheed Martin Corporation will pay $4.7 million to settle charges that it illegally used taxpayer dollars to lobby the government for a no bid contract extension at one of the nation’s nuclear weapons labs, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. From 2009 to 2012, Sandia Corporation, a wholly... Read more

Jacob Marx

Researcher for the Project On Government Oversight

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