A quarter or so of a typical Iraqi unit is on leave at any one time. Since Iraq lacks an effective banking system for paying its troops, soldiers are generally given a week’s leave each month to bring their pay home.We know that there's so much in the United States that we take for granted. But it's hard to comprehend the multitude of challenges that have dramatic cascading effects on the ability of an organization to function effectively.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
This from the NYT: