Gates Takes Aim at Pentagon Spending

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates challenged some sacrosanct Pentagon spending practices in a speech on Saturday, directing both military and civilian officials to find cuts in their overhead and operating costs and then transfer the savings to the fighting force.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/09/us/politics/09gates.html

    Is this another case of where the US leads, we follow?

    msr
     
  2. Almost, but in our case it'd read:

    "directing both military and civilian officials to find cuts in their overhead and operating costs and then transfer the savings to the welfare state"
     
  3. There are also rumblings in DC that Gates has his eye on the USMC as well. We will see if he tries what has been tried in previous administrations, thus far without success.

    Also this:

     
  4. That is how it has always worked isn't it?

    Leastways, I don't think I was ever aware of any Director actually being allowed to keep his savings - nor of those savings going anywhere but back into the Exchequer . . .