September 20, 2013  

Smaller Corps | Personnel overhaul | Simpler weapons

Days after Marine Commandant Jim Amos argued that his Corps should be sized at 174,000 Marines, Aaron Haubert begs to differ. The Corps could do its vital jobs with 120,000 to 150,000 Marines, he says, if it reorganized around the MEU. (Defense One)

“The Pentagon is likely to get a new chief of its sprawling personnel and readiness directorate, a top official who will oversee major decisions on pay, benefits and other fundamental changes to the way the military manages its people.” (Andrew Tilghman, Military Times)

“U.S. Air Force general wants simpler weapons quicker” (Andrea Shalal-Esa, Reuters)

Warlord’s Quote of the Day

“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” — Benjamin Franklin

Contributed by Janice Elmore, a retired career Foreign Service Officer who served in several Latin American and African countries plus the Balkans. From a list compiled by the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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