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8/15/12 Dina Rasor

Dina Rasor, founder of the Project on Government Oversight, discusses why Congress keeps providing funds for M-1 tanks the Army doesn’t want; how cheap IEDs made heavily armored vehicles a liability in Iraq and Afghanistan; and the M-1′s flawed design and anachronistic purpose – fighting WWIII against Soviet tanks in Europe.

 

Antiwar Radio: Dina Rasor

Dina Rasor, founder of the Project on Military Procurement (now called the Project on Government Oversight, or POGO), discusses her article “Pilots as Lab Rats: The Reprehensible Risk-Taking on the F-22 Raptor;” the pilots who refused to fly anymore and went to 60 Minutes about the Raptor’s unexplained toxicity; how so-called stealth aircraft can be detected with outdated radar technology; the nearly half billion-dollar Raptor’s onerous maintenance requirements whenever it’s flown in the rain; and why pilot training is the key to an effective air force, not a fleet of expensive new planes.

Antiwar Radio: Dina Rasor

Dina Rasor, founder of the Project on Military Procurement (now called the Project on Government Oversight, or POGO), discusses her article “Lockheed: The Ultimate Pay-to-Play Contractor;” how the crony weapons-procurement process guarantees cooperative generals lucrative post-retirement jobs with defense contractors; why nearly every military officer above colonel is a corrupt sellout; the Lockheed Corporation’s purchase of General Dynamics Corporation’s jet fighter division in 1993 (to clear things up); and why the F-35 fighter is a perfect example of “more bucks less bang.”