Defense Department by the numbers

 

Sequestration signifies the end of business as usual for the Pentagon. Growing crises in readiness, modernization, and capacity are now being exposed for all to see. The only realistic alternative is to address structural drivers of spending, most notably among civilian and military bureaucracies. Here’s a look at the numbers.

 

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  • Mackenzie Eaglen has worked on defense issues in the U.S. Congress, both House and Senate, and at the Pentagon in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and on the Joint Staff. She specializes in defense strategy, budget, military readiness and the defense industrial base. In 2010, Ms. Eaglen served as a staff member of the congressionally mandated Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel, a bipartisan, blue-ribbon commission established to assess the Pentagon's major defense strategy. A prolific writer on defense related issues, she has also testified before Congress.


     


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