This Saturday and Sunday (at 9:00 and 9:30, respectively) C-SPAN’s Book TV will run a discussion by three of the authors of The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It.
The presentations and Q and A will give you insights on how our weapons are designed to perform poorly in actual combat but succeed brilliantly in the Pentagon bureaucracy, Congress, and defense manufacturers’ balance sheets.
C-SPAN’s description: “Three former, high-level Pentagon insiders take a critical look at how the Defense Department operates and where the money it receives goes. The three – Thomas Christie, Franklin Spinney and Pierre Sprey – are contributors to the book, “The Pentagon Labyrinth.” Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), acts as moderator for the discussion.”
Also, Federal News Radio is running a series of interviews of the authors on The Pentagon Labyrinth. These will run this and next week. The first two, of myself and Chuck Spinney, are up The full series of interviews will ultimately all show online .
The Pentagon Labyrinth is a 150 page anthology written to help both newcomers and seasoned observers to better understand what is and has been occurring to our defenses beneath the press releases. Download the full text of the book, and many related and historic materials.
Buy at hard copy at Amazon for just $10.00 , or if you are interested to write a review, send me your mailing address and we will send you a free copy.
An audiobook version will also be released soon.
Winslow T. Wheeler
Straus Military Reform Project
Center for Defense Information