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Wheeler, Winslow T.

Works: 7 works in 36 publications in 1 language and 883 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: UA23, 336.39
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Winslow T Wheeler
The wastrels of defense : how Congress sabotages U.S. security by Winslow T Wheeler( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wheeler has filled this book with evidence of congressional wrongdoing, naming names and citing examples. Pointing to the extremes that have become routine in the legislative process, he focuses on defense appropriations and the willingness of those on Capitol Hill to load down defense bills with pork, in some cases with the Pentagon's help. On the question of deciding war, he accuses today's senators and representatives of lacking the character of their predecessors by positioning themselves on both sides of difficult questions, including the war against Iraq."
Military reform : a reference handbook by Winslow T Wheeler( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book traces the history of various attempts to impose military reform on the American armed forces, from actions of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution up through the present day. Particular focus is placed on the effort of a small group in Congress and the Pentagon in the 1980s (who coined the term "military reform" in the modern context). The authors examine the reforms these actors advocated, variously successful and unsuccessful, to fundamentally alter how the Department of Defense designs and buys hardware and how our armed forces fight. Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom (and the subsequent insurgency in Iraq) are used to demonstrate what has been reformed in U.S. armed forces and the Department of Defense, and what has not."--book jacket
America's defense meltdown : Pentagon reform for President Obama and the new Congress( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military reform : an uneven history and an uncertain future by Winslow T Wheeler( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pentagon labyrinth : 10 short essays to help you through it : from 10 Pentagon insiders, retired military officers and specialists with over 400 years of defense experience( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook aims to help newcomers as well as seasoned observers learn how to grapple with the problems of national defense, using insights our authors have gleaned in the course of their more than 400 years of combined experience. Each year, people are hired to address defense issues in the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill, in think tanks and throughout the media. Some of them will have experience in the armed forces; some have studied national security in universities, some have worked in the Pentagon or the defense industry. Many of them might consider a handbook for defense 'newbies' to be beneath them, but few of them will have had the depth of experience across all the disciplines represented by the authors of this book: decades in military service, intelligence, weapons design, Pentagon defense management and analysis, weapons testing, journalism, military history and congressional staff work
Mr. Smith is dead : no one stands in the way as Congress laces post-Sept. 11 defense bills with pork by Winslow T Wheeler( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a 20 page "epilogue" (p. [11]-20 of 49 p. PDF file) updating the original article published under the nom de plume "Spartacus."
Operation Desert Storm. Questions Remain on Possible Exposure to Reproductive Toxicants( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since their return from deployment in the Persian Gulf war, many U.S. troops have complained of health problems that they believe result from their service in the gulf region. Research has shown that U.S. troops were exposed before, during, and after the war to a variety of substances that are potentially hazardous. These include occupational hazards (such as the extensive use of diesel fuel as a sand suppressant in and around encampments, the burning of human waste with fuel oil, the presence of fuel in shower water, and the drying of sleeping bags with leaded vehicle exhaust), infectious diseases (most prominently leishmaniasis), prophylactic agents (to protect against chemical and biological weapons), depleted uranium (contained in certain ammunition and in the fragments of exploded rounds embedded in casualties), pesticides and insect repellents, possible chemical warfare agents, and a large variety of compounds contained in the extensive smoke from the oil-well fires that enveloped the region at the end of the war. Some veterans of the Persian Gulf war believe that exposure to these elements had harmful effects on not only their own health but also on the health of their spouses and children. There are also concerns about various reproductive problems and about the incidence of birth defects thought to be abnormally high among offspring born to Persian Gulf veterans. This latter subject is the focus of this report
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Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.28 for The wastre ... to 0.78 for Operation ...)

The wastrels of defense : how Congress sabotages U.S. security
Military reform : a reference handbookAmerica's defense meltdown : Pentagon reform for President Obama and the new CongressMilitary reform : an uneven history and an uncertain future
Alternative Names
Wheeler, Winslow

English (36)