The January/February issue of Mother Jones has an article “Can’t Touch This: The wars are winding down. It’s the age of sequester. So why won’t the Pentagon live within its means?”. The article lists examples of the tremendous waste in the Pentagon budget and identifies Senator Patty Murray as one of the key liberal hawks (“Democrats who want more money for the military but aren’t keen on domestic cuts”).
Forbes: The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed Salon: Even by Pentagon terms, this was a dud: The disastrous saga of the F-35 Esquire: This Country Is Spending $1.7 Trillion on Planes That Don’t Work “For that money, we could have cancelled American student loan debt. All of it.” Extreme […]
How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon by Rosa Brooks is a wonderfully-written, informative book about the bloated military, its mission creep, and the under-funding of other parts of the government such as the State Department. The book comes with hearty recommendations from General James Mattis, General Stanley McChrystal, […]