Sunday, May 18, 2014

The American Officer Corps, and a record of defeat. William S. Lind interview, on Midrats

Since WWII, have we developed an officer corps that has not only developed a record of defeat, but has become comfortable with it?

Is our military leadership structurally unsound?

In his recent article, An Officer Corps That Can’t Score, our guest today makes a scathing inditement of the officer corp of the United States in from the structure is works in, to its cultural and intellectual habits. 

To discuss this an more today this Sunday at 5pm Eastern for the full hour will be Mr William S. Lind, Director of the Center for Cultural Conservatism at the Free Congress Foundation.

Mr. Lind has degrees from Dartmouth College and Princeton University.

In DC, he worked as a legislative aide for armed services for Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Senator Gary Hart until joining the Free Congress Foundation in 1987. 

He isthe author of the Maneuver Warfare Handbook (Westview Press, 1985); co-author, with Gary Hart of, America Can Win: The Case for Military Reform (Adler & Adler, 1986); and co-author, with William H. Marshner, of Cultural Conservatism: Toward a New National Agenda (Free Congress Foundation, 1987). 

Looking forward, in the closing years of the Cold War, Mr. Lind co-authored the article, "The Changing Face of War: Into the Fourth Generation," which was published in The Marine Corps Gazette in October, 1989 and which first propounded the concept of "Fourth Generation War."

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