This Saturday and Sunday (at 9:00 and 9:30, respectively) C-SPAN's Book TV will run a discussion by three of the authors of The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It.
The presentations and Q and A will give you insights on how our weapons are designed to fail in actual combat but succeed in the Pentagon bureaucracy, Congress, and defense manufacturers' balance sheets.
C-SPAN's description: "Three former, high-level Pentagon insiders take a critical look at how the Defense Department operates and where the money it receives goes. The three - Thomas Christie, Franklin Spinney and Pierre Sprey - are contributors to the book, "The Pentagon Labyrinth." Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), acts as moderator for the discussion."