New book critical of Pentagon ‘labyrinth’
In late 2008, “America’s Defense Meltdown” was published. As the title suggests, the book painted a grim portrait of Defense Department spending practices and its general stewardship of the world’s mightiest fighting force.
Chapter titles included: “Leading the Human Dimension Out of a Legacy of Failure”; “Long in Coming, the Acquisition Train Wreck Is Here”; and “The Overburden of America’s Outdated Defenses.”
Last week, the World Security Institute’s Center for Defense Information published “The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It” as part of its military reform project.
The 150-page sequel updated the earlier work and offered an even bleaker assessment by nine nonpartisan defense experts with more 400 years of combined military and government experience.
Think pigs at a trough eating themselves to death while the farm around them goes up in flame.