The Pentagon

The Pentagon

Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to reduce the number of generals and admirals in the armed forces and restrict the use of outside contractors: Reaction to his cost-cutting proposals for the Pentagon and implications for military preparedness.


  • Jamie McIntyre military and media analyst who blogs at Line of, adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Maryland, and former senior Pentagon correspondent, CNN
  • Loren Thompson chief operating officer of the Lexington Institute
  • Andrew Krepinevich executive director of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
  • Linda Bilmes Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University

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