Rumsfeld Encourages Legislative Changes

By Dan Dupont / September 23, 2002 at 5:00 AM
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld last week urged top service, defense agency and Joint Staff officials to ask for help if their ability to accomplish important goals is inhibited by what they as unneeded laws. Proposed changes should hew to the Pentagon's most important priorities, outlined in a "top 10" list accompanying Rumsfeld's Sept. 17 memo . "Every week it seems, a senior official in this department tells me we are constrained in our ability to do something by an obsolete...

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