The Daunting Defense Transition

Free Newsletter has a rundown of “all that we know about the state of the Pentagon’s budget and transition efforts as the move to an Obama administration begins in earnest.” Among the highlights, this Defense Science Board report (pdf) on “Defense Imperatives for the New Administration.” The DSB’s report points out that “it’s been more than two generations since the presidency transitioned with troops engaged in major combat operations,” and makes recommendations about which issues should top the agenda of the next defense secretary. (Or the current defense secretary under Obama?) A few of the problems the report highlights: * Weapons […]


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