” You have to keep listening and thinking and being critical and self-critical. Remember General Nivelle, in the First World War, at Verdun? He said he had the solution and then destroyed the French Army until it mutinied. “


” Every time you treat an Iraqi disrespectfully, you are working for the enemy. “


” The key thing about force protection is… if you focus too much on force protection, and you disengage yourself from the community, you’re putting yourself at greater risk because you need to interact with the community in a positive way to gain the intelligence you need. “


” Some people have a misunderstanding about the Army. Some people think, ‘Hey, you’re in the military, and everything is super-hierarchical, and you’re in an environment that is intolerable of criticism, and people don’t want frank assessments.’ I think the opposite is the case. “


” In the Army, because the stakes are so high – right? – you can’t just be a yes-man and say, ‘Great idea, boss!’ if you don’t believe it – right? – because lives are at stake. And the commanders that I’ve worked for, they want frank assessments, they want criticism and feedback. “



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You have to keep listening and thinking and being critical and self-critical. Remember General Nivelle, in the First World War, at Verdun? He said he had the solution and then destroyed the French Army until it mutinied.
Every time you treat an Iraqi disrespectfully, you are working for the enemy.


The key thing about force protection is... if you focus too much on force protection, and you disengage yourself from the community, you
Some people have a misunderstanding about the Army. Some people think,
In the Army, because the stakes are so high - right? - you can
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