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Does the U.S. military suffer from PC? It suffers more from conformist generals

No, PC is not the problem, avers Josiah Bunting III, a Vietnam vet and former superintendent of VMI.

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No, PC is not the problem, avers Josiah Bunting III, a Vietnam vet and former superintendent of VMI: “My own concern has to do with the Army’s rigid insistence on an officer’s adherence to rigid career patterns as pre-requisite to selection for flag rank; and the intolerance of eccentricity, the occasional ‘failure,’ and outspokenness.”

Several others in the same forum disagree.

 

No, PC is not the problem, avers Josiah Bunting III, a Vietnam vet and former superintendent of VMI: “My own concern has to do with the Army’s rigid insistence on an officer’s adherence to rigid career patterns as pre-requisite to selection for flag rank; and the intolerance of eccentricity, the occasional ‘failure,’ and outspokenness.”

Several others in the same forum disagree.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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