I know it is the Daily Hate and nothing is ever official until it appears in the Telegraph but the following seems to have received relatively little comment on the site: On first reading this seems like a barking idea and even Bonking Bob has identified the weakness in the plan. It did however prompt me to have a look at the actual document produced by Julian Brazier and, quelle surprise, it would appear the Mail has been highly selective in what they've quoted. The full recommendation is: All of a sudden that seems like a much more interesting proposition. For those who will point out that we need hordes of dedicated project managers/procurement experts (not something I necessarily agree with BTW) he does concede: I'm now at the stage of my career where I'm rapidly approaching the over 45 demographic and can certainly attest to the 'paralysing bureaucracy' that makes change incredibly painful (especially in the post Defence Reform era). I'd also agree that the top end of the Army (& other services) is over commanded with as much time spent on organisational in-fighting and OJAR enhancement as actually doing anything useful. Time for a radical change perhaps?