April 13, 2014

In New Officers’ Careers, Peace Is No Dividend

Source: New York Times

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Col. Jeff Lieb, the deputy commandant of the United States Military Academy and a veteran of the war in Iraq, paced before a group of cadets standing in formation and shouted at them about their lives after graduation.

“I took a thousand kids to war, and I brought a thousand back,” Colonel Lieb told the eager, soon-to-be second lieutenants on a recent day. “Every time I deployed, I got out there and talked to my soldiers about safety. You’re going to have to do the same thing.”

Except these cadets probably will not — or at least not anytime soon.

Read the full article at the New York Times


  • USA (Ret.)

  • Robert Killebrew