Bureaucratic Inertia And Holdovers

Insight magazine has an article that may provide some insight into the policy muddle at the Pentagon.

A source close to the Pentagon’s policy office laments, “You have no idea how hard it is to work on the war, find extra hours to develop a forward-looking policy that tracks with the president’s and SECDEF’s [secretary of defense’s] priorities and then try to advance it on the Hill or in the [decision-making] process, and find yourself outmanned by an opposition funded not by the leftist foundations or the congressional-opposition staff budget, but by your own policy shop’s budget.”