Defense is the only government agency that has repeatedly acconplished the purpose it was created to accomplish. And their just reward has always been downsizing. All other agencies have exactly zero incitive to accomplish the mission statement they were created to accomplish. If they did they would lose their cushy jobs. Think about it and you will see why education has deterioted since the creation of the DoEd. Or why we still have so many problems with transportation infrastructure issues, HHS issues, DHS issues, and the list goes on.