October 11, 2011

Command Post: Can We Cut Pentagon Spending Enough by Eliminating Waste, Fraud and Abuse?

They're three of the Pentagon's perpetual enemies: waste, fraud and abuse. It's so common it sometimes morphs an acronym – WFA. If it's such a big part of military spending, can the Defense Department make its needed cuts simply by ridding itself of the trio? John Nagl, of the Center for a New American Security, and I chat about it with Todd Harrison, of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and Nora Benshahel, a defense analyst at CNAS.