It can be argued that the inefficiencies that appalled Harry Truman during World War II are now worse, and more costly, despite several efforts since then to reform the Defense Department. But the “easy choice” of reducing end strength to survive the forthcoming budget reductions should be considered only after all means of reducing unnecessary overhead have been exhausted.
Kozloski, Robert P.
"Building the Purple Ford: An Affordable Approach to Jointness,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 65
, Article 7.
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