Pentagon’s IG Office: Catch-22 Lives On?
USA Today reports that “the spirit of Catch-22 lives on at the Pentagon’s Office of the Inspector General.”
“In Joseph Heller’s classic World War II novel, aviators who wanted to avoid flying deadly bombing missions over Europe would seek to be disqualified for mental health reasons. But the missions were so dangerous that those who wanted to stop flying them couldn’t be considered crazy and therefore were deemed sane enough to keep flying.”
“At the inspector general’s office, investigative reports into the misdeeds of some of the military’s generals, admirals and top civilian employees are available to the public only if you ask for them. But how do you know which reports to ask for? They won’t tell you. You’ll have to figure that out for yourself.”