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Thomas E. Ricks: The Shocking Decline of Army Leadership

A great article from The Atlantic by Thomas Ricks, the Pulitzer prize winning war journalist who called out Fox News to its face, on its air, and despite Fox's reports to the contrary, did NOT apologize for it.

The article is long, but worthy of the read to understand what is wrong with the American military today.

General Failure

Looking back on the troubled wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many observers are content to lay blame on the Bush administration. But inept leadership by American generals was also responsible for the failure of those wars. A culture of mediocrity has taken hold within the Army’s leadership rank—if it is not uprooted, the country’s next war is unlikely to unfold any better than the last two.

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