The Other Meltdown: Our Defenses

Wheeler, Winslow T.
November 2008
Defense Monitor;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p10
The article discusses the possible problems that President-elect Barack Obama will face in 2009 in the U.S., particularly the problems in the Armed Forces. It states that the country's defense budget is in larger inflation-adjusted dollars than at any point since the end of the World War II. In addition, the Pentagon refuses to tell the Congress and the public exactly how it spends the hundreds of billions of dollars appropriated to it each year.


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