Book Discussion on America's Defense Meltdown

Winslow Wheeler talked about America’s Defense Meltdown: Pentagon Reform for President Obama and the New Congress (Stanford… read more

Winslow Wheeler talked about America’s Defense Meltdown: Pentagon Reform for President Obama and the New Congress (Stanford University Press; May 2009). The author argues that the Defense Department is in need of reform and offer suggestions on how to do it. Mr. Wheeler was joined by Pierre Sprey, co-designer of the F-16 and A-10 jets, and Thomas Christie, former adviser to the Secretary of Defense on weapons systems testing. They responded to audience members' questions following their remarks. 

Winslow Wheeler is the director of the Straus Military Project at the Center for Defense Information. He is the author of The Wastrels of Defense and Military Reform. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Danielle Brian Executive Director Project on Government Oversight
  • Thomas Christie Director (Former) Department of Defense->Operational Test and Evaluation
  • Pierre Sprey Consultant (Former) Department of Defense
  • Winslow T. Wheeler Senior Fellow and Director Center for Defense Information->Straus Military Reform Project
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Book Discussion on America's Defense Meltdown

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 8, 2009
Last Aired:
Jun 20, 2009

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  • Mar 08, 2009 | 12:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 29, 2009 | 6:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 30, 2009 | 6:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 20, 2009 | 12:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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