Among the examples of more expensive hardware providing less capability is the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Sayen addresses the matter with specifics in a new piece at Time's Batteland blog. John is a friend, colleague and a co-author in the anthology "America's Defense Meltdown: Pentagon Reform for President Obama and the New Congress." (Find the book at Amazon)
The Center for Defense Information at POGO aims to secure far more effective and ethical military forces at significantly lower cost.