, Policy Analyst from Freedom Work
s talks about DoD spending reform.
On the show we discuss:
- Tea Party, Libertarian and Conservative efforts to reign in Pentagon bloat
- Republicans and DoD spending
- Cold War mentality vs. Forward Thinking
- Non-interventionism and not policing the world
- Veronique De Rugy on Defense spending and the Free Market
- Audit of the Department of Defense
Derek Leebaert, who has taught foreign policy at Georgetown University for fifteen years, is a partner in the Swiss management consulting firm, MAP AG. His previous books include The Fifty-Year Wound: How America’s Cold War Victory Shapes Our World (2002) and To Dare and to Conquer: Special Operations and the Destiny of Nations from Achilles to Al Qaeda (2006). He is also a coauthor of the MIT Press trilogy on the information technology revolution, and a founding editor of International Security and The International Economy, as well as editorial board member of European Security. He served in the US Marine Corps Reserve and is a director of the U.S. Army Historical Foundation, Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., and of other public service institutions.
In the interview we discuss;
– Command and Control Management philosophy applied to foreign policy
– Can the U.S. fix the world; creating it in our image?
– Vietnam and Afghanistan- a critique
– Use of Special Operations Forces
– Iran, the U.S. and Israel
– State propaganda and an informed citizenry
-A more traditional foreign policy as the U.S. way forward
– A new paradigm of engaging the world: Post industrial / Post Command and Control ?