Melvyn Paul Leffler is an American historian and educator, currently Edward Stettinius Professor of History at the University of Virginia.
|Austerity [in the Defense Department] meant that risks had to be managed, not eliminated.||Budgets & Budgeting|
|Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld did not invent preemptive and preventive wars; they have a long history in U. S. foreign policy.||Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs|
|Contrary to … conventional wisdom, the consequence of past U. S. Defense cuts were not bad …. austerity can be useful in forcing Washington to think strategically, something it rarely does when times are flush.||Budgets & Budgeting|