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    Re: “7 things that must be at the top of Hagel's 'to do' list”

    Agree wit alot of that Drackore especially the part about the Generals and GS whoever the hell running around. We don't need all of that...way too top heavy we've become. We don't need Staff Cars either for anyone imo, drive your own car.
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    Re: “7 things that must be at the top of Hagel's 'to do' list”

    Quote Originally Posted by imnohero View Post
    1. Cancel the F35, it is a failed program.
    2. Bar all field grade officers from serving in any capacity for defense firms
    3. Stop thinking in terms of empire, cold war, and being a global power for "good." Then reevaluate our acquisition programs.
    4. Stop the "spend it or lose it" budgeting process.

    That should be plenty to get done in 4 years.
    A SECDEF can't do any of that stuff.

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    Re: “7 things that must be at the top of Hagel's 'to do' list”

    Quote Originally Posted by imnohero View Post
    1. Cancel the F35, it is a failed program.
    2. Bar all field grade officers from serving in any capacity for defense firms
    3. Stop thinking in terms of empire, cold war, and being a global power for "good." Then reevaluate our acquisition programs.
    4. Stop the "spend it or lose it" budgeting process.

    That should be plenty to get done in 4 years.
    Field grade or Flag grade? Flag grade seems a lot more appropriate for this one.
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    Re: “7 things that must be at the top of Hagel's 'to do' list”

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    A SECDEF can't do any of that stuff.
    He can't do most of the other stuff listed here, either. But he can weigh in and grab as much influence as he's able to grab. Gates wielded enormous power but that's partly because he began under a hands-off president. Gates almost single-handedly gave us all this crap for counterinsurgency that will be useless in an actual war.

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    Re: “7 things that must be at the top of Hagel's 'to do' list”

    Quote Originally Posted by Sergeant eNYgma View Post
    Agree wit alot of that Drackore especially the part about the Generals and GS whoever the hell running around. We don't need all of that...way too top heavy we've become. We don't need Staff Cars either for anyone imo, drive your own car.
    Great idea! Maybe they'll go back to the good old days after WWI when Colonels in the war reverted to permanent Captains and the draftees get to practice with broom sticks. We can just pull out of everywhere and fight a few insurrections against the pesky Mexican bandito gangs running amok in Texas , all while the temple money changers keep pumping printed money into the stock market for too big to fail banks and corporations to take record profits before they short it again.

    The Peacetime Military sucks! But, enjoy the downtime men. Luckily, nature abhors a vacumm and in a couple of short years we'll get some new action with the latest boogyman or even better a Cold War 2.0 with China and we'll all be back in business!

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    Re: “7 things that must be at the top of Hagel's 'to do' list”

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert F. Dorr View Post
    I would like the members of this Forum to list things they'd like the new Secretary of Defense to do. If you could sit down with Chuck Hagel for five minutes, what would you say to him?
    How bout in-sourcing medical care??? That's right Bob. Rainmaker said it. Shitcan Tricare, and let the services staff up to take care of their own again. Because, after all In our fearless leader's own words... It's unsustainable and "eating DoD alive".

    Imagine that. There's no control on medical inflation. The troops are going to the doctor more after 12 years of constant deployments and it costs too much. who could've known?

    The whole point was supposed to be to save money. Tricare like every other outsourcing of core military capability is a scam and corporate cash cow. Check out how many retired Medical corps Generals and Admirals (who pushed for outsourcing) wound up becoming consultants to these groups and you'll know everything you need to know about Tricare and why it's not saving money.

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    Re: “7 things that must be at the top of Hagel's 'to do' list”

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    How bout in-sourcing medical care??? That's right Bob. Rainmaker said it. Shitcan Tricare, and let the services staff up to take care of their own again. Because, after all In our fearless leader's own words... It's unsustainable and "eating DoD alive".

    Imagine that. There's no control on medical inflation. The troops are going to the doctor more after 12 years of constant deployments and it costs too much. who could've known?

    The whole point was supposed to be to save money. Tricare like every other outsourcing of core military capability is a scam and corporate cash cow. Check out how many retired Medical corps Generals and Admirals (who pushed for outsourcing) wound up becoming consultants to these groups and you'll know everything you need to know about Tricare and why it's not saving money.
    So if I get injured and go to a civilian hospital because there is not a military hospital in my area, how is that going to be paid for? Bases without ER's and specialists that you need to be referred off base to? Healthcare is going to need to be outsourced somehow...
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    Re: “7 things that must be at the top of Hagel's 'to do' list”

    Quote Originally Posted by Tak View Post
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    I consider it my biggest benefit.
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    Re: “7 things that must be at the top of Hagel's 'to do' list”

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert F. Dorr View Post
    I would like the members of this Forum to list things they'd like the new Secretary of Defense to do. If you could sit down with Chuck Hagel for five minutes, what would you say to him?
    Mindless pentagon spending designed only to enrich DoD contractors and guarantee jobs for retiring brass. I think there should be a 5 year moratorium on retiring military joining defense firms with government contracts. Pentagon spending is THE MOST WASTEFUL of all governmental spending. Chuck Hagel needs to be the tough boss, start shaking the tree, until a shitload of flag officers fall out.
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    Re: “7 things that must be at the top of Hagel's 'to do' list”

    The article's ideas were all good... but meaningless altruisms. "Reform", "streamline", "make more efficient", "hire experts"... well no shit. I thought we should make the Pentagon less efficient and hire morons.

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