How about the top taking the first big hit? I wrote about this on 11 September 2007 and a couple of months later on 11 November when the first report came out. We all knew that leadership had been given a pass. It turned out not to be a perpetual pass.
I don’t see much chance of fixing the problem even with these surprise maneuvers, because the beast has cloned itself for many years. The Air Force has been shaving away leadership resources while they selected the ones most like them for quite some time. Of course, you guys are all too familiar with that problem.
It will take a reorganization of epic proportions to fix this. I think national politics will over-shadow the news, I guess that out-come could make the failure so far look mild. Time will tell.