The Armed Services
One reason the Armed Services have trouble operating jointly is that
they don’t speak the same language.
For example, if you told Navy personnel to “secure a building,” they
would turn off the lights and lock the doors.
Army personnel would occupy the building so no one could enter.
Marines would assault the building, capture it, and defend it with
suppressive fire and close combat.
The Air Force, on the other hand, would take out a three-year lease
with an option to buy.