Over 25 years after the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 mandated "jointness," Service personnel still sometimes struggle to communicate with one another during joint operations. No doubt there has been marked improvement, but there is room for more.Maybe they should instead worry about the individual services developing internally consistent, sensible lexicons instead of proliferating idiotic, poorly-defined, valueless terms like "building partner capacity."
Also: There's no small irony in the fact that a journal article premised on the contention that "words matter" includes this howler:
White cap and wave were defined in JP 1–02 almost exactly as they are in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, begging the question of their utility as entries. [emphasis added]That's NOT WHAT "BEGGING THE QUESTION" MEANS, BRO. (See here for deets.)
Good thing we're all guided by the mantra "precise terms used precisely"!