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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.

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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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