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Revelation of Special Forces Misuse Points Up the Need for A Hard Assessment of the Long Wars

William Bradley | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

It turns out that it's not only drones which are being overused in our still far too secret "long wars" around the globe. A New York Times investigation revealed over the weekend that our most famous special forces unit is being used on an amazingly ad hoc basis, with no oversight to speak of.

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.