Does Secretary of Defense Gates have cojones grande?

We are fools, even sheep.  Reading the newspapers provides daily proof.  For today's example we have the Defense Department, which has avoided meaningful reform for generations by means of a simple dance step, play another round for us.  It's only 5 steps, well able to fool simple people even when repeated many times. Plan to spend sums of … Continue reading Does Secretary of Defense Gates have cojones grande?

The economic Death Spiral of the Pentagon

Today's post provides a long, fact-filled analysis by Chalmers Johnson about the inner workings of our military.  It folows exhaustive research about this horror show by the Center for Defense Information.  Of course, all wisdom follows several years behind the writings of Fred Reed.  In this case, see rules 7 - 9 from "Fred: A True … Continue reading The economic Death Spiral of the Pentagon

“What’s wrong with the US military?”, an interview with Winslow Wheeler

I recommend reading in full this interview with one of our top defense analysts.  Winslow Wheeler is Director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information (see his bio). Supporting information: America's Defense Meltdown, Click here to download (2.6 MB PDF). A brief description of the book. "The Long-Term Implications of Current Defense … Continue reading “What’s wrong with the US military?”, an interview with Winslow Wheeler

America’s Defense Meltdown, now available for free download

This is a unique volume by a collection of authors that have never collaborated to this degree before (and will never again).  The publisher, the Center for Defense Information, has made a free download available.  It provides advice for the Obama Administration, but (since they will not follow its advice) it will provide insight for many … Continue reading America’s Defense Meltdown, now available for free download