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Identifies the rampant defense industry corruption during the Reagan years that led to the government's spending $28 million per hour, and explains how this has affected present-day America. 50,000 first printing. Tour. First serial, Wall Street Journal.
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Andy Pasztor writes for the Wall Street Journal.From Booklist:
Pasztor, a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal, who covered the Defense Department during the Reagan era, reports that much of the $1 billion a day the Pentagon was spending then was lost due to fraud and corruption. He documents influence peddling, bribery, false charges, overcharges, substandard parts and equipment, and phony contracts. Pasztor shows how corruption thrived in a climate where the defense budget was seen as a "sacred cow," where the then secretary of defense, Caspar Weinberger, cavalierly dismissed the argument of anyone who challenged his department's spending, and where there were labyrinthine acquisition policies and procedures. Though the incidents Pasztor covers took place during the previous decade, he warns that lessons have not been learned and that many of the guilty parties are still doing business with the government. This is a book that should be read by every representative and senator in Washington--especially those who claim to be concerned about balancing the budget--and by anyone who cares about how his or her tax dollars are being spent. David Rouse
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