Afghanistan and the Culture of Military Leadership

Lawrence Sellin presents a critique on modern military culture in his latest Human Events essay, Afghanistan and the Culture of Military Leadership.

BLUF: "It has always seemed odd to me that the US military spends billions of dollars on service academies, war colleges, graduate programs and other forms of education in order to train people to think, but then places them inside a bureaucracy that prevents them from doing so."

Lawrence Sellin, PhD, is a recently retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve. He is a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq.

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I agree with the main point of the article, but unfortunately, the comments made by the 2LT have been made for decades if not longer. This argument has been made over and over, but until action is taken by senior leaders, no changes will be made.

I'm sorry to have to inform the author, but the US military does not spend billions of dollars on service academies, war colleges, graduate programs and other forms of education in order to train people to think.

The US military spends billions of dollars on service academies, war colleges, graduate programs and other forms of education in order to perpetuate the system and therefore lots of jobs for their buddies.

To think otherwise is naive.