Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Generals

This is a great article by the much much superior Kaplan, Fred Kaplan of Slate. I don't have anything to add, really, but I suggest reading this article in full.

Col. Don Snider, a longtime professor at West Point, sees a “trust gap” between junior and senior officers. There has always been a gap, to some degree. What’s different now is that many of the juniors have more combat experience than the seniors. They have come to trust their own instincts more than they trust orders. They look at the hand they’ve been dealt by their superiors’ decisions, and they feel let down.

Read it. Learn it. Love it.

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