Do you know how DoD will spend a trillion dollars this year?

Summary: America's largest investment program is its military. Hundreds of bases around the world. Fighting dozens of small wars. Our advanced aerospace program is largely military. Much of America's R&D is done by DARPA and other defense agencies. Meanwhile Congress quibbles about million-dollar programs while waving through multi-billion-dollar defense programs. Today Winslow Wheeler explains how … Continue reading Do you know how DoD will spend a trillion dollars this year?

Romney’s defense budget is unrealistic

Summary:  today guest author Winslow Wheeler reviews Mitt Romney’s proposal to boost defense spending until it reaches “a floor of 4% of GDP” (as he proclaims at his official website), and explains why it is an insult to history. . . Contents . Romney's defense budget is unrealistic About the author Other articles by Winslow Wheeler About … Continue reading Romney’s defense budget is unrealistic

Whatever You Do, Don’t Read This Book!

Summary:  On rare occasions a book arrives that's both important and timely. Mike Lofgren's new book, "The Party is Over", is both. Here Winslow Wheeler explains why you should read this book.  Or, for your peace of mind, you shouldn't read this book. As citizens, understanding the peril of the Republic creates the obligation to … Continue reading Whatever You Do, Don’t Read This Book!

Can Obama, or anyone else, outmaneuver the war advocates?‏

Summary by Winslow Wheeler (Center for Defense Information):  Below is a short commentary by Chuck Spinney, a personal friend and colleague, to preface another commentary by William Pfaff. The subject is how presidents, and secretaries of defense, generals, politicians, and even Hill staffers and journalists can and have been gamed by advocates in the Pentagon. … Continue reading Can Obama, or anyone else, outmaneuver the war advocates?‏