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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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Topic - Defense Department
Maybe Edward Snowden should have called Patrick Gookin, the newest head of the Pentagon's whistleblower hotline. It's his job to make sure people inside the Defense Department have a place to go when they want to report wrongdoing.
Janet Napolitano finally retired as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to take a job as president of the University of California. That's good news for friends of reason, good sense and liberty, considering her tenure was marked by the implementation of backdoor amnesty schemes.
Republicans are already attacking the man President Obama will nominate to head the Homeland Security Department for his lack of experience on immigration, questioning how he can be qualified if he is not familiar with a major part of the department secretary's portfolio.
The service academy football teams prepared Wednesday for games that might not be played, while military and school officials considered ways to avoid postponements caused by the partial government shutdown.
Though the Defense Department was able to reduce its civilian workers' furloughs from 11 days to six, it can't guarantee there won't be more next year if automatic spending cuts remain in place.
Having "three hots and a cot," as the military calls meals and a bunk, and a warm Caribbean breeze apparently isn't enough for the detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
More military men than women are sexually abused in the ranks each year, a Pentagon survey shows, highlighting the underreporting of male-on-male assaults.