Edition:
United States

Scot J. Paltrow

America's nuclear headache: old plutonium with nowhere to go

Apr 23 2018

AMARILLO, Texas In a sprawling plant near Amarillo, Texas, rows of workers perform by hand one of the most dangerous jobs in American industry. Contract workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pantex facility gingerly remove the plutonium cores from retired nuclear warheads.

Special Report - Nuclear strategists call for bold move: scrap ICBM arsenal

Nov 22 2017

WASHINGTON Imagine it is 3 a.m., and the president of the United States is asleep in the White House master bedroom. A military officer stationed in an office nearby retrieves an aluminum suitcase - the “football” containing the launch codes for the U.S. nuclear arsenal - and rushes to wake the commander in chief.

As Trump seeks defense-spending boost, watchdogs cite faulty Pentagon accounting

Apr 13 2017

WASHINGTON President Donald J. Trump is planning to increase U.S. defense spending by $54 billion next year. But a series of recent reports by the Defense Department Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office say that Pentagon accounting systems will struggle to track how the money is spent. | Video

U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds

Aug 19 2016

NEW YORK The United States Army’s finances are so jumbled it had to make trillions of dollars of improper accounting adjustments to create an illusion that its books are balanced.

Special Report - Small White House office puts the brakes on life-saving regulations

Oct 29 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio But for a small, little-known White House agency, Melissa Helcher might not have killed Clark Biddle in a Columbus, Ohio, parking lot on a cold February day this year.

Special Report: Small White House office puts the brakes on life-saving regulations

Oct 29 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio But for a small, little-known White House agency, Melissa Helcher might not have killed Clark Biddle in a Columbus, Ohio, parking lot on a cold February day this year.

Pentagon's new blood-tracking system is a bust

Aug 05 2015

NEW YORK A U.S. Defense Department system for tracking and helping speed blood supplies to combat field hospitals does not work, threatening to cause blood shortages for wounded soldiers, according to a Defense Department Inspector General report.

Pentagon's new blood-tracking system is a bust

Aug 05 2015

NEW YORK A U.S. Defence Department system for tracking and helping speed blood supplies to combat field hospitals does not work, threatening to cause blood shortages for wounded soldiers, according to a Defence Department Inspector General report.

Pentagon's new blood-tracking system is a bust

Aug 05 2015

NEW YORK, Aug 5 A U.S. Defense Department system for tracking and helping speed blood supplies to combat field hospitals does not work, threatening to cause blood shortages for wounded soldiers, according to a Defense Department Inspector General report.

Pentagon watchdog reassigns audit chief after Reuters report

Jun 11 2015

NEW YORK The U.S. Defense Department Inspector General is reassigning one of his top deputies just weeks after Reuters reported that the deputy had forced staff to sign off on a disputed audit of the Marine Corps.

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