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Rumsfeld's War on Bureaucracy
New York Times ^ | Sept. 11, 2001

Posted on 09/11/2013 5:12:24 AM PDT by Another Kansan

National Briefing | Washington: Rumsfeld Attacks Bureaucracy Published: September 11, 2001

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said that he was declaring war on bureaucracy in the Pentagon and that he wanted to combine some civilian and military staffs, cut duplication in the military services and shift some jobs to the private sector. In a Pentagon speech, Mr. Rumsfeld gave few specifics but said the changes were vital to saving every penny for modernizing the nation's military. Calling bloated bureaucracy a security threat, Mr. Rumsfeld pointed out that the Army, Navy and Air Force each had a general counsel's office, that another coordinated them all and that three separate commissary and exchanges systems bought supplies.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
9/10/01 Rumsfeld anounced his "war on Bureaucracy." The next day, someone else decided to declare war on his bureaucracy, which didn't sit as well. RIP, Tamara Thurman and Barbara Olsen.
1 posted on 09/11/2013 5:12:24 AM PDT by Another Kansan
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To: Another Kansan
“Calling bloated bureaucracy a security threat”

Rumsfeld declared the war but the bloated bureaucracy won the war.

2 posted on 09/11/2013 5:19:43 AM PDT by detective
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