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Reforming Defence

SIR: I write to thank Matthew French for his commentary (June 2008) on my article “Reforming Defence” (April 2008). Matthew’s rank was not given, so I hope he will forgive my informality in using his first name. I suspect that he and I are actually closer in our views than first glance at his letter might indicate. The major reform programs that I mentioned in my article (the Force Structure Review, Defence Efficiency Review/Defence Reform Program and Defence Regional Support Review) all had the objective of moving personnel from static bureaucracies into the combat elements of the ADF, to remove…

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