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Crisis Equals Opportunity
Crisis equals opportunity

Special to VNS

by Ben Krause


The Chinese symbol for crisis is the same symbol for opportunity. Similarly, we often say in the USA that there is a silver lining in every cloud.


Given the current federal government fiscal challenges, there is an opportunity to make some bold changes, changes to institutions that have emerged historically and will never change on their own accord.


To reduce the cost of the Department of Defense, it is time to finish doing away with the separate organizations of the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard and have only the Department of Defense.