Whether choosing to stay the course or choosing a creative new strategy, facing and making hard decisions is critical. The article below - Pentagon's New Nuclear Strategy Is Unsustainable And A Handout To Defense Industry - describes what appears to be a choice to not make hard decisions --- apparently choosing to do it all, without the constraints of cost. This could result in this strategy being only partially implemented, and/or other important programs not being funded in whole or in part.
Whereas the article teases about handouts and contractors, it backtracks on that provocative part of headline in the last paragraph – reinforcing journalism’s tarnished reputation. But beyond the headline is an example of the choices we face, on a daily basis, as we advise our clients – how to most effectively deploy resources to achieve our strategic goals. And re-deploy. And improve. And discover. And adjust. And re-deploy.
Hard decisions will eventually be made. Budget constraints will probably drive those hard decisions.