March 9, 2004

Bush Glacier not out of steam yet ...

You probably won't hear much about this, but it could be revolutionary...

...Under the new process, each weapon system will be judged not just on its own merits but on the value it provides relative to everything else in the military's inventory, and the cost it exacts to do so. The question will no longer be whether the $250 million F/A-22 Raptor is better than its predecessor, the F-15E.

It is whether the F/A-22's ability to evade enemy air defense radar and bomb targets inside denied territory is that much more valuable than all the other weapon systems that do similar things. It could be compared to a submarine that carries cruise missiles, or an aircraft carrier with a deck full of lower-cost fighters, or even a B-2 bomber.

The challenge for the Pentagon is to try to find a way to make reasonable comparisons of disparate weapons systems....

So, Mr Kerry & all your lefty crowd, why don't you pause in the sniping and sneering for a moment, and tell us what are YOUR plans for making things work better...

Posted by John Weidner at March 9, 2004 7:21 AM
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