The military command in Iraq hopes that U.S. purchasing power can help rebuild Iraqi business and employment, thereby promoting peace. That may mean accepting a less-than-optimal supply chain, but military leaders insist it's worth the risk.
The Defense Department is looking to outsource the management of its domestic freight?a contract that could run into the billions of dollars. The program is intended to cut costs and boost service; it could also shake up the industry.
Changing the business practices at the U.S. Department of Defense means more than saving money. DOD leaders believe it's a matter of life and death. And they think Paul Brinkley is just the man for the job.
The smartest bomb or the stealthiest cruise missile won't do a warfighter much good if the launcher is sidelined for repairs. A look at the Pentagon's bold new plan for keeping its weapons systems combat ready.