posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 06:40 AM
When it comes to hardware, at least the US military gets the very best money can buy. No expenses are spared on techs (with exceptions of the marines
ground troops maybe). And the results show. When America landed as part of the allies, only the US lost over 2000 soldiers in the first few hours. Now
they can take over a country without coming close to that figure.
What would happen if the military was privatized and employed by the government for operations? Would the CEOs still spare no expenses to keep US
troops alive, or would they be looking for the sweet spot of US deaths, a number of US deaths that is neither so high that it hurts future bluishness
and recruitment, nor so low that to achieve a low level of causalities an unreasonable amount of money has to be invested in tech and training?
I do not recall private contractors riding in APCs or having access to Dust Off in case they get wounded.
Can you think of other areas where using profits as the carrot isnt necessarily the best approach?