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Winslow T. Wheeler

Director of the Straus Military Reform Project of the Project on Government Oversight

Wheeler is the director of the Straus Military Reform Project of the Project on Government Oversight.  From 1971 to 2002, Wheeler worked on national security issues for members of the U.S. Senate and Government Accountability Office. He directed studies on the 1991 Gulf War air campaign, the US strategic nuclear triad, and weapons testing. In 2002 he wrote an essay under the pseudonym “Spartacus,” that discussed Congress’ reaction to the 9/11 attacks.  After senators featured in the essay attempted to have Wheeler fired, he resigned his position. He continues to speak out about national security and military affairs. He is the author of The Wastrels of Defense: How Congress Sabotages National Security and  Military Reform: An Uneven History and an Uncertain Future and the editor of the anthology The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It.