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Con Game Behind DDG 1000 Military Waste

The Pentagon increases a huge spending program by 50 percent, and then claims to be ending the program’s waste. The 2010 military budget proposed by the Obama Administration is full of little maneuvers like this.

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Proposed Military Spending Increase

The research budget of the Littoral Combat Ship has ballooned from 856 million dollars to 2.1 billion dollars. Even as the first two ships are being deployed, not all of the ship’s “critical technologies” are described as “fully mature”. The Navy has also described the mere act of putting the Littoral Combat Ship into the water as a “major risk” to its design. How would you like to be sent out to sea on that ship in wartime?

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?