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    The Plain Dealer finds that the FAA misled Congress and the public about the efficiency and reliability of the Airport Surveillance Radar-9 System, which was designed to help guide passenger jets safely in and out of the nation's busiest airports. Problems with the radar system include phantom airplanes on radar screens, frequent outages and real airplanes that disappear from radar screens, Sept. 5, Aug. 25 - 26, Dec. 19, 1993.
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    Newsweek describes a secret incident in which a U.S. spy plane was shot down and a pilot killed by Peruvian jets; both governments attempted to keep the incident secret and both made major mistakes, but the article forced them to confront their actions, May 31, 1993.
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    Washington Post reveals that John Sununu, President Bush's White House chief of staff, used Air Force jets for personal and political trips, and that he was having personal financial troubles, April - June 1991.
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    Village Voice (New York) tells the story of Larry King Jr., formerly one of the most influential blacks in the Republican Party, who turned a $16,000-a-year job as head of an Omaha credit union into a bicoastal party life, replete with Lear jets, drugs and homosexual lovers, and who almost got a HUD grant to open neighborhood-based credit unions across the country-until it was found that more than $34 million was missing from the credit union he directed, Feb. 28, 1989
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    Wall Street Journal examines the relationship between Rep. Joseph McDade and United Chem-Con; McDade helped the company win major Navy contracts, while the company gave him campaign gifts, speaking fees and free use of jets and homes, Dec. 1, 1988
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    Georgia Gazette (Savannah) article shows how Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation avoided paying more than $2 million a year in local taxes by claiming unfinished corporate jets under construction were worth no more than scrap metal, and were then taxed as such, Aug. 16, 1984.
  • Air Force Won't Buy Jets It Didn't Design

    Atlantic Monthly article finds Air Force won't purchase a reliable and relatively cheap jet fighter only because the Air Force didn't design it.