Winslow Wheeler

Center for Defense Information

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Director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information, a non-profit security-related research group; former National Security advisor to both Republican and Democratic members of the US Senate (1971-2002); author of Wastrels of Defense: How Congress Sabotages US Security, Military Reform: A Reference Handbook and Americas Defense Meltdown: Pentagon Reform for President Obama and the New Congress; editor of The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It

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