The military bureaucracy takes it on the chin in this comedy, made for HBO and based on the true story of an Army weapons project that spent a staggering amount of money on a vehicle that didn't work. Crisply directed by Richard Benjamin, THE PENTAGON WARS delivers its best punches
In 1983, Air Force Lt. Col. James Burton (Cary Elwes) is assigned to oversee the testing of new military hardware at an Army testing post under Major General Partridge (Kelsey Grammer). Alerted by an anonymous phone caller, Burton learns that, despite efforts by Partridge's staff to distract him,
tests on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle were done with ammunition that wouldn't de...