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 Post subject: Informed comment?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:31 pm 
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The television station is reviewing a book called, "Changing The Dinosaur's Spots - The Battle To Reform UK Defence Acquisition." Written by Bill Kincaid, a retired brigadier who until recently was in charge of operational requirements for the MoD, it claims that the rising UK military death toll in Helmand is partly caused by waste and delay in providing better equipment.

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 Post subject: Re: Informed comment?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:15 pm 
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This is tragic. Bureaucratic bungling seems to be a Universal attribute of the human race. The penny pinchers and button counters and paper filers and sorters are a plague on humanity.

And an outright danger when it comes to military appropriations. PDT_Armataz_01_19

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 Post subject: Re: Informed comment?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:12 pm 
I am sure the good Brigadier has some sound points to make but it occurs to me to wonder why he did not make them while in uniform and presumably able to make a difference? There is waste in the MoD and there is Red Tape. Much of the waste comes from changing priorities without thinking the consequences through and much of the Red Tape is from the Law of the Land in cluding that which comes from Brussels.

This is not the first time that senior officers have saved this material up for their book after leaving the service. Maybe it is time they instituted proper internal reform without bringing the consultants back in?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:52 pm 
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/UK- ... ers-05179/ check out this story


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