Much of what we read in the media about defense is politicized, and can even be laced with deliberate dis-information. The Center for Defense Information has been around for nearly 40 years and was founded by retired military.
I have been a long-time supporter of CDI – at least 20 years. Under Adm. Gene LaRoque and Adm. Eugene Carroll it was a reliable source of fact and sober analysis. I became disappointed in the direction it took a few years ago with Bruce Blair as Director because it became more opinion and case-building advocacy – just another shrill voice among many. Recent issues seem more objective and balanced so I ‘m once again a reader.
Military spending is far and away the most burdensome part of our federal budget for taxpayers. The amount of waste is astonishing and it defies all efforts at reform. CDI is one place to go for objective, fact-based reporting and analysis.