Challenging The Generals (American)

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  1. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    A very good article, to long to post in it's entirety. :wink:

    New York Times Magazine
    August 26, 2007

    Challenging The Generals

    By Fred Kaplan

    On Aug. 1, Gen. Richard Cody, the United States Army’s vice chief of staff, flew to the sprawling base at Fort Knox, Ky., to talk with the officers enrolled in the Captains Career Course. These are the Army’s elite junior officers. Of the 127 captains taking the five-week course, 119 had served one or two tours of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, mainly as lieutenants. Nearly all would soon be going back as company commanders. A captain named Matt Wignall, who recently spent 16 months in Iraq with a Stryker brigade combat team, asked Cody, the Army’s second-highest-ranking general, what he thought of a recent article by Lt. Col. Paul Yingling titled “A Failure in Generalship.” The article, a scathing indictment that circulated far and wide, including in Iraq, accused the Army’s generals of lacking “professional character,” “creative intelligence” and “moral courage.”

    Link to story:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/26/magazine/26military-t.html?_r=2&ref=magazine&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

    Or:

    http://headonradionetwork.com/blog/2007/08/27/challenging-the-generals/

    http://leisureguy.wordpress.com/2007/08/26/hope-for-the-army/
     
  2. Five weeks?

    More like five months. I'm looking at going next year.

    NTM