(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Another top Pentagon official, Peter Dunlap, has resigned, declaring that America is lagging increasingly behind other nations like China in respect to military technology, the Gateway Pundit reported.
According to Dunlap, the Chief Architect Officer of the Department of the Air Force and Space Force, the Pentagon is in need of “structural change,” and the United States is “falling behind” China as a result.
In his view, this is the case because the Pentagon lacks innovative energy, and moves too slowly in adopting new technologies.
“By the time the government manages to produce something, it’s too often obsolete; no business would ever survive this way, nor should it,” he said.
He added that getting the military to adopt new technologies is as difficult as “defying gravity” because every proposed change must pass through layers of impenetrable bureaucracy.
The Pentagon, in his view, is “the world’s largest bureaucracy,” which is “energized to reject the potential of innovation at every turn.”
Not bypassing an opportunity to praise his team, Dunlap noted that they were able to accomplish much during his tenure, despite having to dodge so much red tape.
“Ultimately, my team and I proved that we can defy gravity and change can happen – even at the largest employer in the galaxy and even with small but highly capable teams.”
But ultimately America’s bureaucracy is going to get in the way of the nation’s ability to build and maintain a viable military if action is routinely crippled by bureaucracy which hinders innovation.
“But, we shouldn’t be satisfied. We need this kind of progress at scale. And we need it now, not tomorrow. Or it will be too late,” Dunlap warned.
“So let’s be careful to not…compete with each other, when we should be competing with China,” he concluded.