Matthew Fay at Niskanen Center recommends reading why acquisition reform may cause more problems than it solves.
With Congress in recess until after next week, the battle over the defense budget remains in stasis. In the meantime though, here are a few articles and essays on defense policy for your weekend reading pleasure:
– In a lengthy review of Bret Stephens’ new book America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, retired Marine Corps’ officer Peter J. Munson excoriates the Pulitzer Prize winner for crafting a partisan screed on U.S. foreign policy that misdiagnoses most of the world’s ills and calls for a flawed defense policy underpinned by a defense budget pegged to five percent of GDP in response.
– Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments explains in Forbes why acquisition reform that increases competition among defense contractors might cause far more problems than it solves.
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