DoD major commands have serious staffs that try to do the right thing. The same cannot be said for White House staffers or the intelligence community staffs promoted to their maximum level of incompetence. Reading between the lines of the below article, it’s possible to see a national security decision-making process that is to close to “ready fire aim.”
Washington Post, June 5, 2011, Pg. 17
Rewriting Rumsfeld’s Rules, By David Ignatius
Phi Beta Iota: David Ignatius is clearly among the lead writers striving to give Dr. Robert Gates a “legacy” (mythical as it might be). Missing from his various odes are the fact that decisions are not being made on the basis of facts or with the public interest firmly in mind.