The Resource The Wastrels of Defense : How Congress Sabotages U.S. Security

The Wastrels of Defense : How Congress Sabotages U.S. Security

Label
The Wastrels of Defense : How Congress Sabotages U.S. Security
Title
The Wastrels of Defense
Title remainder
How Congress Sabotages U.S. Security
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this damning expose, a veteran senate defense advisor argues that since Sept 11, 2001, the conduct of the U.S. Congress has sunk to new depths and endangered the nation's security. Winslow Wheeler draws on three decades of work with four prominent senators to tell in lively detail how members of Congress divert money from essential war-fighting accounts to pay for pork in their home states, cook the budget books to pursue personal agendas, and run for cover when confronted with tough defense issues. With meticulous documentation to support his claims, he contends that this behavior is
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 336.3
  • 336.39
Index
no index present
LC call number
HJ7537 .W54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The Wastrels of Defense : How Congress Sabotages U.S. Security
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; I. THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM; 1. What Is the Problem?; 2. Ego Is at the Heart of the Trouble; II. PORK: IT'S WORSE THAN YOU'VE BEEN TOLD; 3. War Is Not Hell: It's an Opportunity; 4. Mr. Smith Is Dead; 5. Confessions of a Pork Processor; 6. Pork Lows and Highs; III. HOW THE SYSTEM OPERATES, OR DOESN'T; 7. Oversight: The Triumph of Appearances over Reality; 8. Watchdogs, Lapdogs, and Distorted Lenses; 9. Beyond Nonfeasance: The Utility of Distortion; 10. The Engine of Congressional Good and Evil: The Staff; 11. Hill Life and Death
  • IV. THE RIGHT AND WRONG WAY TO GO TO WAR12. Politicians at Their Best; 13. Congress on Its Knees; 14. The Week of Shame; Conclusion: Twelve No-So-Easy Steps to a Sober Congress; Notes; List of Abbreviations; Index; About the Author
Control code
ocn865330445
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (305 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612515601
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9cf11f15-f99b-44b0-aa85-ab110a1ea611
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29550142
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865330445
  • pebc1612515606

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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