So any regular on this forum knows that there are problems with milmed that seem to have a negative inertia. But I know that many refer to a time when it was good. The doc I talked to before signing up really liked it (orthopod got out mid 90s). I've heard other people refer to the 90s as a positive period. As part of my quest to be informed: when did the trouble start? I've heard Rumsfield is to blame. Was it actually much better 10-15 years ago? Does that have to do with the Commander in Chief or SecDef at the time? I'm really not trying to start a political debate. I'm trying to get an accurate picture of current events/recent history/policy evolution. When did the trouble start?