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The moral courage of our senior generals, or their lack of it

This week sees yet another article questioning the moral courage of our most senior generals, the ones at the top.  If correct, this suggests a serious structural flaw in our military institutions.  How can we could fix this? “It only takes the right leader”, the late Colonel David H. Hackworth (US Army (1 July 2001) “Lessons Learned …

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The Core Competence of America’s Military Leaders

As we enter the fifth year of our war in Iraq, it’s time to do a “rate the players” exercise — essential to understanding events and set our expectations. A core competence is a combination of complementary skills and knowledge bases embedded in a group or team that results in the ability to execute one …

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