Setting the Pace:

Setting a Speedy, Deliberate Pace: Marine Gen. Peter Pace, the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Saturday, the day after taking his new position, penned the 16th Chairman’s Guidance to the Joint Staff paper titled “Shaping the Future.” In the 11-page document, Pace emphasizes that “resourcefulness and organizational agility” are tools that will enable the US military “to prevail” in the war on terror. He says he does not “want the Joint Staff to run faster and jump higher” but to “stop doing things that do not contribute to shaping the future.” He does want the staff to provide “improved speed of action and decision,” but Pace cautions against those who do not “discriminate between speed and haste.”