America's Military Still Gearing Up for Cold War in 2009

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The Government Accountability Office, an arm of Congress, says 95 ongoing major defense programs exceed their budgets by a total of $295 billion taxpayer dollars. Last week, President Obama issued a memorandum to all agencies and departments on fiscal responsibility. At a press conference, he singled out the defense lobby. He has picked a fight that won’t be easy to win? Winslow Wheeler, who worked for both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, is Director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information.

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Guest:
Winslow Wheeler - Center for Defense Information

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper