Saturday, October 04, 2008
The Fallacy of Voluntary Regulations and Oversight
The Pentagon is a mess - procurement and weapons development are broken. DARPA was one of the more accountable agencies within the Pentagon, and they got their budget cut for saving money and holding grant awardees to their schedules, or else. Supposedly, armies become more efficient in times of war as bureacracies are pared down, but this doesn't seem to apply this time. Is this "Son of Vietnam"? Are our "best" weapons crap like the Sparrows were in Vietnam? Well, we are certainly seeing plenty of field testing. Hopefully, the procurement people are placed in the field and get to use the weapons they purchase. (Ha!, what a jape!)
Labels: Blame to go around
So much for being a C student at Yale.Too bad he wasn't bright enough to choose people smarter than himself, or flexible enough to change his mind when the situation warranted it and new information came in. After all, these are the same people who wanted the CIA to prove to them what they already knew. They weren't interested in facts because their minds were already made up. What a shame.
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