PODCAST: Mark Thompson’s Military Industrial Circus

Graphic drawing of Mark Thompson as the ringmaster of the Military Industrial Circus
Illustration by Matt Wuerker.

Mark Thompson has experienced a long and interesting career covering the Pentagon. He has seen six different administrations and 14 Secretaries of Defense. Through all of this, he has noted many trends common to all. He brings this experience to the Center for Defense Information to provide his perspective in his weekly column “Military Industrial Circus.” He recently related a few of his favorite anecdotes to CDI’s Dan Grazier.

Show Notes:

Military Industrial Circus

Mark Thompson, Time Magazine Author Profile

Paper Assailed for Exposing Faulty Army Copters

Fort Worth Star Telegram, Bell Helicopter Mast-bumping series, 1984

The Pulitzer Prizes: Mark J. Thompson of Fort Worth Star-Telegram

*Music: “Without Limits” Ross Bugden*

Dan Grazier

By: Dan Grazier, Jack Shanahan Military Fellow

Dan Grazier is the Jack Shanahan Military Fellow at the Project On Government Oversight

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