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Military Reform

Hagel: A Secretary of Defense Reforms?

Ben Freeman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Ben Freeman

Chuck Hagel came out swinging Wednesday in his first major address as Secretary of Defense, putting the bloated Pentagon on notice.

How to Take Proper Aim at a Target Rich Environment

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Without question, the U.S. Department of Defense is -- from both an accountability and cost-effectiveness perspective -- the most dysfunctional department in the executive branch.

Letter to Obama Deficit Commission: Make the Pentagon Accountable

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

Advocates of continuing DOD budget growth are loath to point out that holding the Pentagon's base budget at the 2010 level is actually a $900 billion increase over the pre-war year 2000 spending.

This Pentagon Needs Watching

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

There are fundamental and widespread problems in the design and acquisition of the F-35, and the Pentagon's acquisition system continues to hurtle down the road of ruin.

The Undoing of Gen. T. Michael Moseley: A Cautionary Tale About the Military/Industrial Complex

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

This tale recounts the interwoven fate of an Air Force Chief of Staff, potentially disastrous handling of nuclear weapons, and a financial advising company with more than 300,000 military personnel as investors.