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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Paul Eaton Quoted in Foreign Policy on the Syrian and Iraqi Militaries

Do Iraq and Syria No Longer Exist, and if so?: Yes, and that’s a big reason why their militaries simply won’t be effective By Thomas E. Ricks October 28, 2014 | Foreign Policy¬† Paul Eaton, a retired Army major general who oversaw the training of the Iraqi military from 2003 to 2004: “Creating a soldier from an 18-year-old civilian is easy in most Western nations. We make them physically tough, give them the military skill sets necessary to prosecute the mission, and amplify what my British colleagues call the moral component. This final part of the soldierization phase is essentially a trust in national institutions and a belief in the chain of command from squad leader to the commander-in-chief. For a Westerner, the moral component… Read More ›

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