The most important thing that military and civilian policy makers bring to the Defense policy arena is their experiences. It is invaluable! [t is something one cannot get out of a textbook and it is something one cannot buy or manufacture. At the same time, these leaders and managers must rise above that experience and look objectively at the major issues confronting their services, their agencies and their country.
Korb, Lawrence J.
"Defense Policy Making: Constraints and Opportunities,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 37
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol37/iss1/4