The Defense Budget Is Lies! Lies! All Lies!
We should be getting the final round of specifics from the Pentagon about what programs and platforms and systems and operations are funded at what level for fiscal 2010 in the next day or so. Already Defense Secretary Bob Gates has announced what he’s putting on the chopping block; these are the budget totals for everything else. Winslow Wheeler, who spent decades on the Hill working on defense reform for both parties, has a Politico op-ed arguing that every reformist oasis the budget promises is a mirage.