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Letter to commission on defense spending

This letter via Counterpunch to the Deficit Commission makes a clear statement on broad issues of accountability for the DoD, our contracting system, and the huge drain on our resources. Reading the whole letter points to examples of problems, and how the current system has reached and will reach unsustainable levels of spending. We are […]

ILSM: Whittle a Break

This one is by ILSM… — I’d like to comment on this front page story in the Washington Post, published on April 1, 2008 by Dana Hedgpeth, a Washington Post Staff Writer. GAO Blasts Weapons BudgetCost Overruns Hit $295 Billion Government auditors issued a scathing review yesterday of dozens of the Pentagon’s biggest weapons systems, […]