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MilBloggers on The Failure of Generals

Posted By Blackfive • [April 29, 2007]

Grim has a piece up (scroll down one post) about his thoughts on A Failure of Generalship in Armed Forces Journal:

...Congressional confirmation procedures are something we've seen a lot of over the last several years. Does anyone really believe that these procedures ever, ever, ever even once, "reward moral courage"?

Let's say you want to be on the Supreme Court. Or an ambassador. Whatever. Does it help or hurt your chances if you've ever expressed strong opinions about any controversial topic?

Reward moral courage? That's the best way I can think of to make sure that no one of moral courge is ever considered for the post...

More here.

Update:  Dadmanly, Neptunus Lex, Greyhawk(1) and Greyhawk(2), Chap and others really fill in the gaps in the analysis of the article that you'll see in the media.


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