Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Bureaucracy Is Always Fascinating--US Army
I do find bureaucracy endlessly fascinating, not that it's a wide spread taste. FDR famously mocked government bureaucracies, ending with the Navy. But Tom Ricks, who used to be the Post's defense correspondent, has a nice blog. From a post in a series on Army doctrine, there's a nice phrase which suggests the Army is perhaps more primitive than the Navy: "Tensions with the field forces always existed, but were muted -- and senior leaders at the top fully embraced and endorsed TRADOC's central role in the Army constellation of tribes."