--attributed by Washington Technology (a beltway industry paper) to James Schlesinger (a senior DoD Executive) from a recent Washington DC luncheon keynote address; (remarks are paraphrased to some degree): --"In managing the DoD there are many unexpected communications problems: For instance, when the Marines are ordered to "secure a building", they form a landing party and assault it. On the otherhand, the same instructions will lead the Army to occupy the building with a troop of infantry, and the Navy will characteristically respond by sending a yeoman to assure that the building lights are turned out. When the Air Force acts on these instructions, what results is a 'three year lease with option to purchase'." --!!
(From the "Rest" of RHF)