Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Do the generals suck?

Lt. Col Paul Yingling called the general officer corps into question in an article in the May issue of Armed Forces Journal. This article has been widely discussed on the military blogs, but according to Fred Katz in Slate magazine has been largely ignored by the MSM. This is somewhat surprising as many reporters seem to enjoy any reason to slam the Bush administration and the conduct of the war in Iraq. They probably are skipping this one because either it is above their ability to comprehend, being more than knee jerk foam at the mouth criticism, or because it actually calls for constructive change in order to more effectively fight wars. Katz seems to suggest that Yingling, who has been on the fast track in the army, is right on the button and should be taken more seriously.

Who knows, now that Rumsfeld has been shipped off the wood shed maybe something could actually be done about the systemic problems in the Pentagon.


Blogger exMI said...

I wouldn't hold my breath. the entrenched bureaucracy of the Army is very difficult to overcome. and to reform how the Generals work you need to get Generals on board. Or just fire them all. I don't see it happening.

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