Journal: DoD Falling…30-50% Cut in KR, Cuts to Benefits Next

10 Security, 11 Society, Cultural Intelligence, Military, Officers Call
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Tom Philpott | August 05, 2010

Advisory Panels Say Military Benefits Unsustainable

A consensus is building among current and former military leaders and defense industry executives that rising military personnel costs threaten the viability of the all-volunteer force.

FULL STORY, Excellent Quotes from MajGen Arnold Punaro, USMC (Ret) former Staff Director, Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC)

Phi Beta Iota: Health benefits would not be a problem if Congress did not insist on paying 100 times more for the top 75 prescription drugs as paid by all others (Canada only pays 10 times more).  DoD can be saved, but someone somewhere is going to have to get a grip on reality, strategy, acquisition, and Whole of Government operations.  We are not holding our breath.

See Also:

2009 Perhaps We Should Have Shouted: A Twenty-Year Restrospective

2009 Fixing the White House & National Intelligence

2009 Intelligence for the President–AND Everyone Else

2008 Lipstick on the Pig Chapter: Paradigms of Failure

2008 U.S. Naval Power in the 21st Century

2008 Rebalancing the Instruments of National Power–Army Strategy Conference of 2008 Notes, Summary, & Article

Journal: Pentagon Intellectual Spaghetti…

Journal: Pentagon Strategy & Policy Oxymoron Squared?

Journal: Lockheed Mark to Market Pentagon Style

Journal: Sun Tzu & How NOT To Lose…

Journal: USN Refuses NGF for USMC–Gap Clearly Identified by Expeditionary Factors Study in 1989

Journal: U.S. Air Force–Remote from War & Reality

2001 Threats, Strategy, and Force Structure: An Alternative Paradigm for National Security

2000 Presidential Leadership and National Security Policy Making

1998 JFQ The Asymmetric Threat: Listening to the Debate

1997 Strategic Intelligence in the USA: Myth or Reality?

1995 GIQ 13/2 Creating a Smart Nation: Strategy, Policy, Intelligence, and Information

1993 On Defense & Intelligence–The Grand Vision

1992 MCU Thinking About Revolution

1992 E3i: Ethics, Ecology, Evolution, & intelligence (An Alternative Paradigm)

1991 MCG Intelligence Support for Expeditionary Planners

Review: Defense Facts of Life–The Plans/Reality Mismatch

Search: QDR “four forces after next”

Search: Strategic Analytic Model