Readiness & Modernisation…

“[The] Pentagon’s readiness and modernizing problems are not due to budget cuts. The[y] are the result of habitual modes of conduct evolved during the Cold War and a desire by the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex (MICC) to protect its comfortable life style in a world that is changing rapidly.”

Chuck Spinney (1945 to Present)

Franklin C. “Chuck” Spinney is an American former military analyst for the Pentagon who became famous in the early 1980s for what became known as the “Spinney Report”, criticising what he described as the reckless pursuit of costly complex weapon systems by the Pentagon, with disregard to budgetary consequences.


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