Lying to Ourselves: Dishonesty in the Army Profession

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Lying to Ourselves: Dishonesty in the Army Profession

http://www. strategicstudiesinstitute. army.mil/pubs/display.cfm? pubID=1250
Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong, Dr. Stephen J. Gerras.

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Added February 17, 2015
Type: Monograph
53 Pages
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Untruthfulness is surprisingly common in the U.S. military even though members of the profession are loath to admit it. Further, much of the deception and dishonesty that occurs in the profession of arms is actually encouraged and sanctioned by the military institution. The end result is a profession whose members often hold and propagate a false sense of integrity that prevents the profession from addressing-or even acknowledging-the duplicity and deceit throughout the formation. It takes remarkable courage and candor for leaders to admit the gritty shortcomings and embarrassing frailties of the military as an organization in order to better the military as a profession. Such a discussion, however, is both essential and necessary for the health of the military profession.

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