Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mattis says Pentagon to focus on Warfighting, not feel good activities...

It’s time to focus the Pentagon on warfighting and get it out of the myriad auxiliary activities that distract it from its main purpose. Secretary Mattis made his position clear in his confirmation hearing: “[W]e have to stay focused on a military that is so lethal that on the battle field it will be the enemy’s longest day and worst day when they run into that force.” That commitment, combined with President Trump’s focus on management efficiencies and willingness to disrupt long-standing practices, opens a window of opportunity.
Many commentators have criticized the extensive skein of activities the military does that have nothing to do with fighting, but few get beyond the rhetorical stage. It’s hard. Refocusing the Pentagon and reducing support activities involves painful trade-offs and offending powerful interest groups. Those activities exist for a reason and boast passionate supporters.
This is awesome.

This is how the meme's about Mattis being blunt, and rock solid came into being.  Talk is cheap however.  He's gonna have to put his shoulder to the wheel and do hard work to get this done.

We'll see how it works out.

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