Defence

Reforming Defence

Bureaucracy is by nature conservative, lethargic and self-perpetuating merely for its own ends, but survives as long as public opinion can be convinced to accept and support it. —Clark G. Reynolds, Command of the Sea Attempts to reform the Defence organisation, both internal and external, have been going on since the late 1980s. Among the reform programs attempted have been the Defence Regional Support Review (DRSR), the Force Structure Review (FSR), the Defence Efficiency Review/Defence Reform Program (DER/DRP) and several headquarters and departmental restructures. These reforms have generally tried to reduce overheads to enable improvements to the combat forces. The…

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