Outsourcing is a major part of military life. Everywhere you turn these days, its seems just about every function is managed and operated by a contractor...some good and some really, really bad.
Max Boot has a column in the LA Times (I like the subtitle "Coalition of the Billing") that points out:
"Ever since Ronald Reagan proclaimed in his 1981 inaugural address that "government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem," leaders at all levels of government, Democrats and Republicans alike, have been outsourcing as much work as possible to the private sector. This is generally a good idea, but when it comes to the military, this trend may have gone too far."
Interesting concept...I'll have more to share on this topic in the future.