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    Doing what under our noses... calling for something like a "New Pearl Harbor" so that the "revolutionary change" they want, brings about an "enduring military mission" before it becomes "stillborn"?
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    Yes that's EXACTLY what I mean. These documents exist. How can people know this and support out government?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AuGmENTor
    Yes that's EXACTLY what I mean. These documents exist. How can people know this and support out government?
    "people know this"... you mean these people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold9472
    "people know this"... you mean these people?
    Yes, that's who I mean.

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    Sad, but true ..... America is full of dumb asses

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    Rumsfeld: 9/11 Created 'Sense of Urgency' for Transformation

    http://www.blackanthem.com/News/Inte...tion2654.shtml

    By Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service
    Dec 9, 2006 - 4:14:55 PM

    Blackanthem Military News, WASHINGTON, D.C. – The terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and concerns that another similar attack might follow, gave Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld "a tremendous sense of urgency" in pushing his transformation effort, he told Pentagon workers today.^

    Rumsfeld said today at his 42nd and last town hall meeting as defense secretary that the Sept. 11 attacks underscored the importance of the transformation program he announced Sept. 10, 2001.

    "Anyone who lives through Sept. 11 and then sees in their mind's eye the prospects of a Sept. 11 times two or three or four, six months out, has to ask themselves, 'What ought we be doing today to prevent that coming (attack) six months from now?" Rumsfeld said to the audience of hundreds of servicemembers, civilian employees and contractors at the Pentagon and a worldwide TV audience watching on the Pentagon Channel.

    "What can we do to prevent it from happening?" he asked. "What can we do to mitigate its effects were it to happen?'

    Five years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Rumsfeld said the national security apparatus is still too slow and unresponsive to meet the country's urgent security needs, but that progress is happening.

    The secretary referred to a report that Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, once gave President Bush on DoD's transformation effort. On a scale of 1 to 10, Pace gave it an 8 in terms of attitude and culture and a 4 for progress.

    As he prepares to leave office, Rumsfeld said he'd upgrade the number for progress to a 5.

    "The important thing is that there has been ... a change in people's approach" and a recognition that the way people operated in the 20th century isn't good enough in the 21st century, he said.

    "We're simply going to have to be wiser and more agile and more skillful, and we're going to have to be able to do different things," Rumsfeld said. "We're being challenged asymmetrically by irregular warfare, by people who operate totally differently than the way people operated in World War II."

    That's a challenge Rumsfeld acknowledged still isn't well understood in the United States. But he said it's increasingly recognized in DoD.

    "I think the major sign of progress is the fact that the senior people in this department today are overwhelmingly people who understand that and who are attracting people in their activities who also understand it," he said.

    This creates an energy and impetus that propels the "transforming process," a term Rumsfeld said describes the effort better than "transformation."

    "'Transformation' leads you to believe you started untransformed and suddenly you're transformed, which isn't the case, because the world's not static. It's dynamic; it's changing," he said. "And we need to continue to transform as we go along."

    Rumsfeld shared Pace's assertion that for the United States to meet the challenges posed by violent extremists, other governmental institutions involved in the effort must also undergo a transforming process. He noted that most of them, like DoD, were formed "in the aftermath of World War II for a very different world and a very different set of circumstances."

    "This first conflict of the 21st century is so different, just enormously different from the World War II conflict," he said. "And yet the institutions -- the committees of Congress, the subcommittee system in Congress, the turf fights over jurisdiction that exist and the micromanagement of the bureaucracy -- in so many instances leads to a situation where the bureaucracy can't respond."

    Rumsfeld said that overcoming these barriers and promoting change has been a big driver throughout his term as defense secretary. "I have felt just an enormous sense of urgency these years," he told the audience. He paused for effect, then added with a smile, "Some of you may have noticed."
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    good bump = transformation !!

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    Screwloosechange has attempted to "debunk" this article. Of course, they only addressed one question. Lackadaisically I might add. I responded with...

    Make sure everyone reads what the "process of transformation" is really about starting with "Chapter V: Creating Tomorrow's Dominant Force" pg. 50

    And...

    So could someone please explain how this all has been significantly accelerated by the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan?

    Part of the "process of transformation" called for a "constant allocation of dollars," and the only way they would achieve that is through an "Enduring Military Mission". Something like a war that won't end in our lifetimes, like say... the "War On Terror" perhaps? Gee, how much has been spent on the military since our invasions? What's the Iraq War estimated to cost the taxpayers? $1Trillion?

    Get a clue.
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