... Congress recklessly decided to funnel extra money to the Air Force’s irrelevant F-22 stealth fighter. ... Congress prefers lavishing billions on Lockheed Martin ...
... emergency measures have taken a heavy toll on ... the career decisions of some of the Army’s most promising young officers.
... the Pentagon concedes that no large withdrawals from either country are likely for the foreseeable future.
... the Pentagon and Congress remain in an advanced state of denial.