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But in its current incarnation, the doomsday plan moves to near the top three undersecretaries who are Rumsfeld loyalists and who previously worked for Vice President Dick Cheney when he was defense secretary.
Thomas Donnelly, a defense expert with the American Enterprise Institute, said the changes make it easier for the administration to assert political control and could lead to more narrow-minded decisions.
"It continues to devalue the services as institutions," said Donnelly, saying it will centralize power, and shift it away from the services, where there is generally more military expertise and interest.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
I don't think cronyism has anything to do with doomsday scenario planning. If the President and Rumsfeld and other top Pentagon and other government officials die simulatneously I don't think their last dying thoughts will be "well at least a buddy of mine/Rumsfeld's will take over at the Pentagon."
Originally posted by marg6043
And this is the million dollar question. . . . what is going on with Rumsfeld, is he planning to suddenly disappear?
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
That was my first thought too subz, but then if there was a military coup they would hardly care about who was next in line to be in charge, would they?