Gallery: Arms Away

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To fix the problem, "The White House (with congressional support) must force the Pentagon and its suppliers to do something they have rarely been willing to do in the past: rather than design and produce unnecessarily sophisticated weapons for domestic use, they should develop simpler and more cost-effective ones for a global market, under rigorous civilian oversight." --Caverley and Kapstein, "Arms Away"

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen (left) and Defense Secretary Robert Gates testify during a hearing of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee in 2011. (Kevin Lamarque / Courtesy Reuters)

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