My colleague Kevin Baron reports:
Winslow Wheeler is moving to the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), joining one of Washington's most renown defense spending watchdogs with one of Washington's most renown defense spending watchdogs.
"There are few people whose research and writing on national security carries as much weight and respect in the defense oversight community as Winslow Wheeler's," POGO executive director Danielle Brian said.
That may be true, but these are not watchdogs barking to increase defense spending. POGO is a nonpartisan group, but tell that to conservative hawks who oppose POGO's claims that the Pentagon could afford to cut billions more in spending.
Wheeler long ago was Senate staffer and worked for the independent General Accounting Office (GAO), but he spent the last decade issuing missives on defense spending - usually deftly spotting weapons acquisitions waste -sent from the liberal-leaning Center for Defense Information.
POGO announced on Tuesday that Wheeler "will maintain his editorial independence in writing periodic columns for Time's Battleland Blog, the Huffington Post and AOL Defense."
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