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Measuring the Decay: DoD-wide

On the evening of Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 at the Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust in Washington, D.C., three authors of "America's Defense Meltdown" discussed the ongoing decay in the U.S. armed forces. In sharp contrast to the political apparatchiks that protest that more money is needed to reverse the moldering in the Army, Navy and Air Force, it might begin to dawn on some that budget increases are a primary cause of the problems, a symptom that Winslow Wheeler described in a presentation at the discussion event.

To access Winslow Wheeler's presentation, please click 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

Photograph of Pierre Sprey

By: Pierre Sprey

Pierre Sprey consulted for Grumman Aircraft's research department from 1958 to 1965, then joined Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's "Whiz Kids" in the Pentagon.

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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