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29 December 2011


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An odd duck or two in the Don, eh Jim? Small thinking to go for something doable resolutions rather than florid visions of unobtainium. Hilarious.

Continue to analyse and foresee. If we had 10 divisions of men like you in DoD, our troubles in the acq biz would be over very quickly, to paraphrase.

Happy New Year!

Ret he Zumwalt.: The irony there is, that the project, as big a financial and technological misery it turned out to be, the replacement is 100% guaranteed to exceed it in every regard, with an extra layer of stupidity. And they still call it a destroyer. This in turn will compel folks to look at DDG1K kindly again (already happening), as if to choose between a death by strangulation or decapitation. Together with the issues facing carrier aviation I guess its a good time to be a submariner (or industry affiliate).

On DDG 1000, to wit: http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/01/03/revenge-of-the-gray-elephant/

Could you please please provide a link to the report?


If you mean the report on fatalities in armored vehicles, it's here: http://www.slideshare.net/jhasik/professional-grade

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  • James Hasik is a senior fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, and an associate professor of the practice of industrial studies at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, a college of the National Defense University in Washington DC. Since September 2001, he has been studying global security challenges and the economic enterprises that provide the tools to address them. His opinions are not necessarily those of the NDU, the Defense Department, or the US federal government at all.


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