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Institutional Design

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In Robert Farley
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On July 23, 2013
At the Diplomat I revisit questions of institutional design and military effectiveness: Organizational infighting over naval aviation is common, and can have serious negative effects. The Luftwaffe, optimized for tactical and operational support of the Wehrmacht, never worked very well with the German Kriegsmarine, leaving the submarine and surface fleets with a limited picture of […]

Savage Wars…

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In Robert Farley
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On January 5, 2011
My latest at WPR is about airpower, “savage war,” and inter-service conflict: Nevertheless, assessments of the utility of airpower in counterinsurgency efforts have always been bound up in debates over the utility of airpower itself and over the importance of air forces as a separate arm of the military. The warnings about airpower found in […]

Bureaucracy

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On August 30, 2009

Ezra makes a critical point: Paperwork gets lost. HR Departments are busy. People are between jobs for a few months, or they pressed submit but not “save.” So they go uninsured for a few m

Noonan Staggers into a Point…

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On December 6, 2008
I look forward for weeks to the moment each year when, in National Security Policy, I can hold forth on the stupidity of having both a Department of Homeland Security and and Department of Defense. Brought to you by Joe Lieberman, of course. We should change DoD back to War, or at least “Imperial Affairs” […]
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