Prudent military planners should draw the obvious conclusion that operations which span two administrations may lose their support in midstream. Very short operations like Grenada are about perfect. Long inconclusive operations like Vietnam are now known to be doomed. We may take this to be a legitimate consideration in connection with the doctrine governing operational art. It is a political refinement which is no less organic to the problem.I'd paraphrase this to say that prudent bureaucratic planners should draw the obvious conclusion that IT projects which span two administrations may lose their support in midstream. (That's a conclusion reinforced by my review of the new Civil Rights Assessment report at USDA. ) It's not really a question of politics, but of Not Invented Here. I hope they plan for MIDAS to be complete by Jan 20, 2013.
Friday, May 13, 2011
What's Bad for the Military Is Bad for Civilians
Tom Ricks The Best Defense has a post citing a book by a Vietnam-era general: