Re: What is a "codetester?"
From: Dan (royda987*NOSPAMMM*_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 12:55:38 -0500
Stupid is as stupid does, or writes, in this case. I'm talking about
what I *know,* you are the one translating my facts into your politics.
All the info mentioned below comes from this massive tome I have next
to me, it's a collection of all kinds of conceivable articles, reports, and
flowcharts and is a general "intro" to the military world that everyone
who starts working for the company must read.
Not that I feel obligated to backup my claims to an ignoramus such as
yourself, but I shall (yes, I am rather grumpy this morning). See below.
>> They *are* running out of all the afore-mentioned items. During the
>> conflicts of late, the military "muzzles" those embedded reporters
>> who are in units which run out of gas and ammo, so no "major"
>> incidents have occurred
>> (i.e., a guerrilla force exploiting a unit's lack of supplies because
>> they saw opportunity
>> on the 11 o'clock news). By my understanding, this latest push to
>> update logistics
>> is in direct response to the recent conflicts. The US gov't has done
>> a good job
>> of crafting a military for the 21st century, but the logistics and
>> support side of the
>> equation is still operating according to mid 20th century rules.
Everything above are paraphrased snippets (and a direct quote actually) of
Rear Admiral (ret.) Carl Seiberlich's report: "Military Deployment and
Transportation Services: Survey of an Evolving Partnership" which was
carried in full in Transportation Research News vol 231, April 04.
>> Example: during
>> just the Iraqi War (the initial month or two, not the ongoing scene),
>> 1.2 billion
>> dollars worth of supplies heading to the theater of operations over
>> there simply
>> disappeared and is currently unaccounted for. Factor in the numerous
>> units which
>> simply ran out of supplies midfield (and still are!) and you don't
>> exactly have the
>> epitomy of efficiency.
The above fact comes from "DoD's Supply Chain Mandate: From Factory
to Foxhole" which was carried in Supply Chain Management Review,
> Ok this isn't a political propaganda ng. Nowhere do you state specific,
> concrete sources for your assertions of the Us Military. (Jsst about all
> of which are bogus.)
No, they're all quite accurate; in fact, I could grind out even more
facts, but why beat a dead horse?