Friday, January 24, 2014
When nearly everyone agrees that it isn't whether or not it is. What do I mean by this? Take, for example, the rolling disaster of the new F-35 fighter that is supposed to serve three arms of the military -- the Air Force, the Navy and the Marine Corp. The fighter is faulty, over budget, behind time and protected by Pentagon interests who declare it a success. It is also guarded by Congressmen in whose districts it is being built. Crisis? What crisis? If any other corporation other than a Defense company were so scandalously behind in development of a new product, customers and shareholders would demand a new CEO. The military-industrial complex is different. It has always been this way and generals are used to the drill in the media and halls of Congress that protects a new military machine from being put on the shelf. Just remember. It's only a crisis if we say it is. An odd bit of PR.