I’ve been slow on posting some recent listicles. Five big procurement decisions the US needs to make within the next decade:
These decisions go beyond questions of military necessity; they require a level of national deliberation that has become sorely lacking. The post-Cold War glow, followed by the desperate efforts to piece together victory in Iraq and Afghanistan, have made long-range procurement planning difficult, and have put off big decisions that need to happen as part of a national conversation, rather than a technocratic debate between the Pentagon and the services.
Here are five of the biggest decisions that the Pentagon, and by extension the nation, faces over the course of the next decade.