Skip to comments.Rumsfeld's War on Bureaucracy
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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Rumsfeld declared the war but the bloated bureaucracy won the war.