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The "Black Budget's" Newest Investment

Tim Weiner reports on national security issues and the justice department for the Philadelphia Inquirer. In 1988, he won his second Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles on secret Pentagon spending. He discusses the A-X weapon - a stealth bomber which has just been put into production. It's predecessor, the A12, was cancelled because of cost overruns and unnaccountability.


Other segments from the episode on April 1, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 1, 1991: Interview with David Alan Grier; Interview with Tim Weiner; Commentary on Charlie Rich.


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