Rachel Morris, author of “Shock and Audit: The Hidden Defense Budget,” discusses the real defense budget numbers, Obama’s promise to stop using supplemental bills to pay for U.S. wars, the lack of penalties against defense contractors that don’t perform and the overriding power of Congress to save endangered weapons programs.
MP3 here. (18:30)
Rachel Morris is the Washington bureau editor for Mother Jones. Previously she was an editor at the Washington Monthly and an assistant editor at Legal Affairs. Her writing has also appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review and the Guardian, among other publications.