Will We Ever Stop Bleeding Talent? An interview with Tim Kane by Roxanne Bras at Defense Entrepreneurs Forum.
Despite advocating for reform, Tim Kane does not think it is likely, at least in the near future. For one, Kane was not exactly embraced by the bureaucracy he critiqued; he has not received any formal invitations from any of the military services to elaborate on his work. While Kane has little hope for large-scale reform, he is more optimistic when it comes to the possibility of incremental change, and predicts that the military’s retirement policy will be the first to reform. (The Military Retirement Modernization Committee has already analyzed proposals, such as shortening the minimum time requirement.)
While I am similarly skeptical of the likelihood of large-scale reform, two contemporary conditions, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and budgetary constraints, favor the reformists.