The Making of the Weakest Link
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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History has chronicled the demise of many a species as it lapses into endangered status. This road to ruin is often told after the fact, when it becomes apparent that things went wrong, and there was little responsible parties could do but watch. It was too late. Often times it is a situation that need not have developed, but for a little forethought and attention given to the matter at hand. This is a similar story. A story outlining the twilight of a national resource, in fact, a world resource. It is an example of misplaced priorities complicating accomplishment of an important mission. Put in the context of todays shrinking defense budgets, and the demands over and above the programmed uses of defense resources, this misuse, neglect, and lack of realistic future vision could result in failure of US military forces in the accomplishment of its new strategy--Global Power, Global Reach.
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