New York Times columnist David Brooks talks with Diane about what he sees happening inside Washington and around the country and why he thinks President Trump represents the wrong answer to the right question.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to reduce the number of generals and admirals in the armed forces and restrict the use of outside contractors: Reaction to his cost-cutting proposals for the Pentagon and implications for military preparedness.
- Jamie McIntyre military and media analyst who blogs at Line of Departure.com, adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Maryland, and former senior Pentagon correspondent, CNN
- Loren Thompson chief operating officer of the Lexington Institute
- Andrew Krepinevich executive director of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
- Linda Bilmes Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
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