Defense

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Committee Asking for More War Ships Is Led by a General Dynamics-Funded Rep

Chairman Joe Courtney has received $237,000 from General Dynamics' PAC and employees over his House career.

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Publicly-Funded Weapons Companies Donate to Election Objectors

Top defense contractors have quietly restarted their PAC donations after a pause, including to Republican election objectors.

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Lockheed-Backed Reps Lobby Against F-35 Spending Cuts

As the F-35 fighter comes under Pentagon review for potential cuts, bipartisan groups of lawmakers are calling to continue high levels of spending on the troubled $1.7 trillion program.

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Biden’s Likely Ambassador to China Is Entangled In Tech and Defense

Nicholas Burns’s senior position with the Cohen Group consultancy blurs public service and private-sector work.

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Blue Dog Rep Jim Cooper Gets Progressive Primary Challenger

The Nashville Democrat, chair of the House subcommittee overseeing nuclear weapons programs, received max contributions last cycle from the PACs of several top defense contractors.

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Military Equipment Transfers to Police Have Picked Back Up

After dipping in the back three quarters of 2020 amid a nationwide focus on policing, the transfer of military weapons and equipment to civilian police has picked back up in the first quarter of 2021.

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House Progressives Ask Biden to Significantly Cut the Pentagon Budget

Over 50 members of Congress are calling on President Biden to "significantly" cut military spending in next year's budget and invest in pandemic recovery and priorities like health care.

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The World’s Most Expensive Weapon Has Flopped

The F-35 program could soon be scaled back—and possibly phased out—after gobbling up hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars.

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Former PAC Rejector Elaine Luria Is Now Taking Checks From Raytheon and Rolls-Royce

Luria was recently elected vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee after taking contributions from the PACs of several defense contractors to pay off her reelection campaign's debt.