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Col. Paul Yingling on why he is leaving the Army to become a high school teacher

Col. Paul Yingling on why he is leaving the Army to become a high school teacher

Col. Paul Yingling, who has written for this blog, and also critiqued the performance of our generals in our recent wars, explained his decision in Sunday’s Washington Post: “Especially in a democracy, we ought to respect most those who foster the character traits that make self-government attainable — parents and teachers, coaches and ministers, poets and protesters. When I hear the Army motto, “This We’ll Defend,” it’s them I have in mind.”

He will be missed.