Note to Congress: Be Careful What You Ask For

McNeill, Sheila M.
March 2004
Sea Power;Mar2004, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p3
Presents a message from Sheila M. McNeill, national president of the Navy League of the United States, that comments on the intention of some members of the U.S. Congress to increase the size of the U.S. military. Creation of more problems like raising costs, diverting funding from readiness and procurement accounts and derailing the efforts to transform sea services into more effective fighting forces; Requirement of 10 to 20 years in training and growing the forces' level of skill; Occurrence of malfeasance in raising end-strength without the requisite mid-rank leadership on hand.


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