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Discussion in 'Required Reading' started by Recovering LSO, May 31, 2015.

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    Recovering LSO Suck Less Super Moderator Contributor None

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    The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse. This is a book review of the book by same title. It gives a pretty good summary (or so it would appear) of the book, and without too much difficulty it's fairly easy to view most of the examples through the context of a squadron.
     
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    Recovering LSO Suck Less Super Moderator Contributor None

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    The Mike Flynn Problem is Actually a Profession of Arms Problem - ML Cavanaugh With relevance to Fat Leonard

    FTA: "We don’t do statues like we once did, so today’s common monument to military service is the title retained in retirement. Without legal or financial options, this seems the most appropriate and just punitive target for a member who has so profaned the pillars of this profession. A simple rule with a simple consequence: If a member so tarnishes the profession’s tenets, then they risk losing their honorable status within the profession. This symbolic judgment would not impact pay or legally remove any benefit. Yet, the loss of title amongst professional peers, a figurative expulsion from the “Band of Brothers” — this heft transcends money."
     
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    Surprised the author didn't say anything about all the $ Flynn got from the Russians. I'd think that a former high ranking intelligence official advising Russian firms/govt about US intelligence policy would raise a few eyebrows.
     
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    It has, his clearance has been suspended.
     
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    Flynn was a potentially dangerous man. Given the stars all in their courses, he was an outstanding leader, but being that close to the White House..........yikes. The country is a safer place with him relegated to the ash heap.
     
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    A good summary of "The Rules of the Game." CNO Richardson's been raving about this book for a while. I didn't realize that he apparently paid for it to be reissued when it went out of print.

    How 'The Rules of the Game' can help the US Navy

    Why would any sane naval commander execute an order sure to bring about catastrophe?

    That’s among the questions historian Andrew Gordon investigates in his masterful work The Rules of the Game. Ostensibly about the 1916 Battle of Jutland, The Rules of the Game is really about the perils of winning too big in sea combat. The history of Jutland is there, and in abundant detail. But it mainly serves to frame the author’s meditations on how a culture of automatic obedience dulls individual enterprise and derring-do to the detriment of battle effectiveness.

    Gordon’s verdict: winning too big—as the Royal Navy did at Trafalgar in 1805—makes a navy intellectually flabby over time. It debilitates the institutional culture. Victory begets cultural decay by sparing the navy the rigors of future combat, the truest test of martial adequacy.
     
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