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Pentagon’s “Black” Budgets Booming

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The U.S. Defense Department is now spending more of its money on "black," or classified, programs than at any time since 1988. The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments non-governmental group reports that 19% of the Pentagon's acquistion budget is currently being devoted to super-secret items. That comes out to about $28 billion, almost double what was spent in 1995. has the further details.

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