The Department of Defense is sometimes guilty of glomming onto a buzzword or catchy phrase and wearing it thin. “Revolution in Military Affairs,” or RMA (a term derived, incidentally, from Soviet military writings concerning a “military- technical revolution”) certainly came close to crossing that threshold. Today, the word “transformation”—a marvelously useful and intellectually descriptive word—could similarly be at risk of exhaustion.
Patton, James H. Jr.
"The Submarine as a Case Study in Transformation:Implications for Future Investment,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 58
, Article 9.
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