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.
- Andrew Krepinevich Executive director of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
- Loren Thompson Chief operating officer of the Lexington Institute
- 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
- Linda Bilmes Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University