Wednesday, December 20, 2006
The military after all is a federal agency
Today's headline about the military needing to increase in size brings up a sore point I have which is that federal agencies are inherently inefficient and bureaucratic. I support the military, but to be honest, they aren't using all the people and resources they have anywhere close to optimal efficiency. If we really had a shooting war that threatened the mainland USA, the military would all of a sudden have resources available that were thought to be unavailable in times when personal empires and red tape were considered of higher priority. But that's the nature of federal agencies and until we get fiscal conservatives in congress or some crisis occurs similar to the effect of hurricane Andrew or Katrina, nothing is going to even begin to force federal agencies to get better.