More about "America's Defense Meltdown" (Updated)

By James Fallows

This is the book I mentioned yesterday, a very useful overview of the issues, challenges, constraints, and possibilities for America's defense policy. Two tech-related positive developments concerning this book.

- Hardcovers of the book will be available sometime soon. But if you would like to start reading it today, you can get an electronic copy, free, by requesting one from Winslow Wheeler, the book's editor. He has placed his email address on the Center for Defense Information web site, and  (with his permission) I also give it here: WinslowWheeler@msn.com .  UPDATE: free PDF download now available directly via this link.

- If, in addition to being interested in a sustainable defense policy for America, you use a Kindle, you will find that the emailed PDF version formats itself well for Kindle reading. (Thanks to Dave Finton on this point. For info and links about how to view .DOC and .PDF files on a Kindle, check here.)

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2008/11/more-about-quot-america-apos-s-defense-meltdown-quot-updated/9077/