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.

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.

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By: Thomas Christie, .

Christie retired from the Pentagon in February 2005 after four years as director of Operational Test & Evaluation.

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

By: Winslow Wheeler, Director (2002-2014), Straus Military Reform Project, CDI at POGO

At the time of publication Mr. Wheeler's was the director of the Straus Military Reform Project of the Center For Defense Information at POGO.

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