WP: Military Investigations Point to ‘System that Promotes Abusive Leaders’

Posted January 30, 2014 at 7:41am

The Washington Post continues its reporting into the behavior of military leadership: “U.S. military commanders are not trained to be soft or touchy-feely. But over the past two years, the Pentagon has been forced to conduct a striking number of inspector-general investigations of generals and admirals accused of emotionally brutal behavior, according to military documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.”  

“The affliction of abusive leadership has even infected some civilian leaders at the Pentagon, raising questions about the Defense Department’s ability to detect and root out flaws in its command culture.”