James A. Lyons
August 5, 2007
Over the years defense procurement programs have provided our military forces the necessary resources which has resulted in our having the most sophisticated and technically superior combat forces in the world today.
Our technical superiority is a recognized force multiplier.
However, many of these programs have taken more than a decade to produce, primarily due to incorporating requirements and specifications that require overreaching performance criteria and reliability.
Out-of-control congressional earmarks and keeping the “old boy network” alive are other factors that drive up costs.