Marcus Aurelius: Four Washington Think Tanks Presume to Define Defense

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Marcus Aurelius

Four Washington think tanks held their own exercise to provide alternate analyses and budget proposals to the ongoing Department of Defense Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), DoD’s Congressionally mandated internal cut drill.

Read all about it at Joint Think Tank Event: Alternatives to the QDR and FY15 Defense Budget | CSBA

While the four think tanks came up with different answers, the area where they generally agreed was significant, arguably massive, decrements to the Army in order to free up dollars for gadgets and other stuff.

Phi Beta Iota: This intellectual dilitanism — corrupt at multiple levels – is troubling. These people have no idea what they are doing other than pandering to their donors and playing with numbers. Absent a clear definition of the threat, a strategy to deal with all the threats simultaneosly and over the long term, and a force structure plan that is affordable, inter-operable, and scalable, all of this stuff is a negative. Humans are the one part that is priceless, and of course humans receive no consideration here, other than to continue to promote contractor outsourcing in lieu of organic integrity. The think tanks mean well, but they lack intelligene with integrity.

See Especially:

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on the US Military — Redirection Essential — and a Prerequisite to Creating a 450-Ship Navy, a Long-Haul Air Force, and an Air-Liftable Army

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on United Nations Intelligence & Counterintelligence

See Also:

NATO OSE/M4IS2 2.0

REVOLUTION Graphic & Refs

Way of the Truth