Friday, October 16, 2009

A Gray day

Almost since we first started writing this blog, I have been making the same point about defence spending. The message has been simple, direct, and to the point - "underfunding" is not the issue. Not only is the MoD is pouring money down the drain, the systemic defects are so profound that giving it more money would simply enable it to waste even more money at a faster rate.

And now, much delayed, we finally see the Gray Review of Defence Acquisition and we read:

Simply granting the MoD more resources cannot ... solve this problem. More resources will probably lead to more military output, but since the ambitions will also expand and the behaviours have not been changed or controlled, the same problems of delay and cost overruns will reassert themselves at the higher level of funding.
You can read more on Defence of the Realm.