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What the Pentagon Looks Like Under Sequestration Cuts

POGO’s Winslow Wheeler of the Straus Military Reform Project went on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal with Dan Goure of the Lexington Institute to discuss what America’s military looks like since the sequester budget reductions have taken effect. Watch the video above to see what the pair had to say about rising personnel costs, the broken acquisition system, and how present-day spending stacks up to previous defense budgets.

You can see more of Wheeler’s writing at the Straus Military Reform Project.

By: Andre Francisco
Online Producer, POGO

andre francisco Andre Francisco is the Online Producer for the Project On Government Oversight.

Topics: National Security

Related Content: Defense, Interviews, Sequester, Straus, Videos, Wasteful Defense Spending

Authors: Andre Francisco

Submitted by Dfens at: August 14, 2013
When Mr. Wheeler says that we need to go back to contracting practices of the past, does he mean we need to stop paying contractors a profit on development? It would be great if he'd take that position. I completely agree with him that throwing money at defense has only made things worse, not better, but when your procurement system consists of guaranteeing a contractor $1.10 to $1.20 for every dollar they spend obviously the government is not being a good steward of the US taxpayer's money when they continue to use that kind of contract.

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