An Article Everyone Should Read – The 21st Century’s Great Military Rivalry

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If you want to know why the DoD is diverting money to other things than increasing your board certified pay from $6K to $15K, the quote below is one of the reasons why.

“In the most realistic wargames the Pentagon has been able to design simulating war over Taiwan, the score is 18 to 0. And the 18 is not Team USA.”

This is a quote from an article you should read.

In addition to the link to the article above, here is a free link to the PDF version.

2 thoughts on “An Article Everyone Should Read – The 21st Century’s Great Military Rivalry

    Jason Gordon said:
    December 1, 2022 at 09:15

    Great article. Thanks for distributing. However, I think this quote at the end more accurately summarizes how we got to where we are rather than decisions about board certified pay:

    As Admiral Winnefeld put it, the U.S. military is on a “non-virtuous flywheel . . . maintained by powerful incentives for Congress (money in Members’ districts), identity metrics for the services (ship numbers), and a lack of imagination on the part of the combatant commands.” As a result, the military is too often “merely trying harder to do the same things and demanding more resources to chase the same increasingly moribund concept (decisive mano-a-mano power projection).”


      Joel Schofer, MD, MBA, CPE responded:
      December 1, 2022 at 16:22

      Obviously this isn’t really about BCP, but the point is that there are bigger fish to fry and money is limited.


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