The Newsweek Pakistan issue of 23-09-2010 has published an article titled 'A war within that elaborates the reforms inducted by Defence Secretary Robert Gates aimed at a leaner management structure of the US Army. Pakistani government and Defense hierarchies could learn a lesson from this report. Mr Gates intends to disband the entire headquarters of Joint Services Command created after the Cold War with the aim of making various tiers of Armed Forces work better together but had grown into a $250 million a year 6000 men strong operation of questionable usefulness. Mr Gates also wishes to pare down the pampered lifestyle of his military top brass. It is about time our military hierarchy also implemented some reforms. -DR MUHAMMAD YAQOOB BHATTI, Lahore, September 24.