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Listen Now: Winslow Wheeler Discusses the Rising War Costs on NPR

The war in Iraq is currently costing $2 billion a week; even more is spent on the war in Afghanistan and on other operations worldwide. Worse yet, neither Congress nor the Defense Department are accurately keeping track of the past costs; nor are they fully addressing likely future costs, such as repairing and replacing the equipment that has been damaged by heavy wartime use. National Public Radio’s Madeleine Brand talks to Straus Military Reform Project Director Winslow Wheeler about what the money is going for and how future spending might be affected.

Listen to the brief interview by clicking here.

Winslow Wheeler, Director, Straus Military Reform Project, Center for Defense Information at the Project On Government Oversight

By: Winslow Wheeler
Director, Straus Military Reform Project, CDI at POGO, POGO

Mr. Wheeler's areas of expertise include Congress, the Defense Budget, National Security, Pentagon Reform and Weapons Systems

The goal of the Straus Military Reform Project is to secure far more effective military forces and much more ethical and professional military and civilian leadership at significantly lower budget levels.

We would like to thank Philip A. Straus Jr. and family for their generous support.

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