Military Ethics and Leadership

Thomas Ricks talked about military ethics and leadership. During the preceding year a number of generals and admirals had been… read more

Thomas Ricks talked about military ethics and leadership. During the preceding year a number of generals and admirals had been involved in legal and ethical issues, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had ordered an investigation into the reasons behind the problems. Of the controversies surrounding Afghanistan war leaders former CIA Director General David Petraeus and General John Allen, Mr. Ricks stated that the real scandal was not their behavior with women but rather the high turnover rate among the U.S. military leaders in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. He stressed the need for a better process in finding competent military leadership, saying, “The media, the Congress, lack sufficient military experience to really know what good generalship looks like.”

Mr. Ricks is the author of The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 20, 2012
Last Aired:
Nov 21, 2012

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  • Nov 20, 2012 | 8:30am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 20, 2012 | 8:37am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 20, 2012 | 11:22am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 20, 2012 | 2:45pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 20, 2012 | 11:39pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 21, 2012 | 6:04am EST | C-SPAN 3
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