February 3, 2016 | Mark Paradies

Will They Really Find the Root Causes?


The new littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee suffered an embarrassing breakdown while transiting to Norfolk. The Navy is doing a “root cause analysis” of the failure. See the story at:


When I read these press stories I always think:

What techniques are they using and will they really find the root causes and fix them?

All too often the final answer is “No.”

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