SOLDIER-SCHOLAR (PICK ONE): ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM IN THE AMERICAN MILITARY

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James Joyner writes about the historical and current tensions between the academy and the field for the military.  How should a military balance muddy boots vs dusty books?

While each of the four longstanding services values intellect, they are wary of intellectuals. This tendency is reinforced by a stultified personnel bureaucracy that requires officers to successfully navigate a series of wickets to remain competitive for advancement. The result is to reward tactical expertise while capping the careers of the best strategic minds.

https://warontherocks.com/2020/08/soldier-scholar-pick-one-anti-intellectualism-in-the-american-military/
 

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dapaterson said:
James Joyner writes about the historical and current tensions between the academy and the field for the military.  How should a military balance muddy boots vs dusty books?

https://warontherocks.com/2020/08/soldier-scholar-pick-one-anti-intellectualism-in-the-american-military/

Great post and excellent article.  A thinker!

Please see following on Podcast:

https://warontherocks.com/2020/08/airmen-sailors-and-the-schoolhouse/
 
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