“Managing Uncertainty” (AW&ST Nov. 26, p. 26) states that “improving program management” may be the reform needed to help budgets in an era of fiscal austerity. Another viewpoint may be as simple as this: The U.S. military budget is just too high, regardless of reform measures. Do the math in the spirit of the season. Keep in mind that U.S. military budget 2012 funding is $707,000,000,000, including “overseas contingency operations.” This amounts to more than $40,000 for every ...

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