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Sikorsky's Black Hawk is a Pentagon work horse.

Pentagon monitoring Sikorsky future

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When United Technologies announced last week it might put Sikorsky Aircraft up for sale or spin it off, the Pentagon was silent.   Carlin Woog, deputy assistant for communications to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, offered a standard “no comment’’ as officials absorbed the news that the manufacturer of its signature Black Hawk helicopter might […] [Read More]

Sen. Coburn thinks we can trim Pentagon spending — like the beef jerky research and study of tweeters’ slang

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Tom Coburn, the Republican senator from Oklahoma, sees things a little differently from his colleagues on the right. He thinks the Department of Defense could save at least $67.9 billion over a decade by making cuts to DOD expenses that actually have very little to do with defense. [Read More]