Confederate Yankee: Gunrunner Program is distinct from Project Fast & Furious
Please Keep in mind that Gunrunner is a long-term cartel weapons interdiction program that kicked off during the previous administration. there is no indication that Gunrunner has ever been anything but above-board. Theprogram/project framework has long been used in business and government, with the program being the general vision, with individual projects/operations as steps towards realizing that vision.
It looks like this:
- Project 1
- Project 2
- Project 3
According to the standards used by the Project Management Institute, Projects (and Operations) are by there nature temporary; Programs are longer-term to semi-permanent. The Gunrunner Program thus contained a number of projects and operations, of which Fast & Furious was but one.
To recap: Gunrunner Program, as such, is basically legal; The questions surround which specific projects were illegal, who knew of them and when they knew.