America's Defense Meltdown
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.
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.
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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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