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Resource ID: #27487
Subject: Defense
Source: Los Angeles Times
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Date: April 5, 2015; May 30, 2015; Sept. 24, 2015; Oct. 31, 2015; Nov. 4, 2015; Nov. 30, 2015; Dec. 18, 2015; Dec. 27, 2015

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This body of work is the result of reporter David Willman's investigations of the nation's dauntingly complex missile-defense programs. The articles reveal how program after program was sold to Congress based on false and misleading claims - ultimately amounting to waste on a grand scale. The U.S. spent $2.2 billion alone for a giant, floating radar that was supposed to scan the skies for long-range missiles from North Korea or other “rogue” nations. But the radar spends most of the year mothballed at Pearl Harbor - and has never docked at its intended Alaskan berth. The “SBX” radar, Willman reported, will never fulfill its intended strategic mission.

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