Monday, May 30, 2011
Where are the leaders?
This book, along with other recent books like "Lone Survivor" by Navy Seal, Marcus Luttrell, have a common thread that runs throughout, and that is the lack of real leadership in today's military. All too often, our men on the ground find themselves in dangerous combat situations given orders from a commanding officer, or general who sitting behind a desk in an air-conditioned command post many miles away from the action. These commanding officers make life and death decisions regarding our men in uniform. All too often, these are bad decisions with little regard for the input from then men in the field. Maybe it's arrogance, pride, or just the need to let the soldier's know who's boss, but it more often than not leads to the needless deaths of our combat soldiers.