"The nation that will insist upon drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking by cowards."
Sir William Francis Butler
"These are not the ideas we are looking for"
The military, from my second hand understanding of it, doesn't like ideas. Unlike places of great innovation like Silicon Valley--where giant personal productivity cultures have developed--the military, as evidenced by the cartoon, dislikes people who want to do things differently.I'm ok with this, though. It's not like the US military is giant, unwieldy, unthinking bureaucracy dedicated to wasting money, using obsolete computer programs (powerpoint) and buying obsolete technologies it doesn't need. Why would the military need to change?Sarcasm aside, the US military has fundamental flaws, and not adopting new ideas isn't going to help that.
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