26/08/2007

Challenging Authority

a brewing conflict between the Army’s junior and senior officer corps —
lieutenants and captains on one hand, generals on the other, with majors and
colonels (“field-grade officers”) straddling the divide and sometimes taking
sides. The cause of this tension is the war in Iraq, but the consequences are
broader. They revolve around the obligations of an officer, the nature of future
warfare and the future of the Army itself.

Reminds me of my teenage squabbles with my father.(Obviously, my mother caught in the middle)Granted, my squabbles were more about my personal liberty.


Challenging the Generals