Archive for March, 2009

Watch ADM on BookTV

Video on C-SPAN2’s BookTV Watch Pierre Sprey, Tom Christie, and Winslow Wheeler talk about America’s Defense Meltdown (link goes to the Kindle edition; paperback available around 20 March). The Executive Director of the Project on Government Oversight, Danielle Brian, moderates.

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Top U.S. General Spurns Obama Pledge to Reduce Nuclear Alert Posture

Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 By Elaine M. Grossman Global Security Newswire ORLANDO, Fla. — The nation’s most senior nuclear combat commander yesterday took issue with U.S. President Barack Obama’s characterization of U.S. atomic weapons as being on “hair-trigger alert” and warned against reducing the arsenal’s launch readiness (see GSN, Feb. 17).

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Critics Question Army Readiness for Post-WMD-Attack Domestic Patrols

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 By Elaine M. Grossman Global Security Newswire WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army’s ability to help restore public order after a large-scale domestic terrorist attack — a mission the president could assign to federal troops during a crisis — is in doubt, according to a number of critics (see GSN, June 27).

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On War #295: Rounding Up the Usual Suspects

by William S. Lind March 10, 2009 President Barack Obama recently announced a bold new initiative to save up to $40 billion per year by reforming defense procurement. Like the Pentagon, I greeted his proclamation with a yawn. If there is one game the Pentagon knows how to play, it is “reforming defense procurement.” It […]

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On War #294: A Barometer of Order

William S. Lind March 3, 2009 On the surface, the antics of Somali pirates and the comic opera response of the maritime powers is worthy of a re-visit by Gilbert and Sullivan. Despite the presence off Somalia of the largest concentration of international warships since World War II, Somali pirates go on their merry ways, […]

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