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PBS NewsHour | Today's Generals Are Well-Trained, Ill-Prepared for Battle | PBS

Duration: 07:04
Program: PBS NewsHour #10511
Broadcast Date: Dec. 4, 2012

During World War II, only 10 percent of trained generals were approved for active duty. Now, journalist Tom Ricks says, "Mediocrity is an accepted core value in the performance of generals." Ray Suarez talks to Ricks about his new book, "The Generals," which examines the history of U.S. military commanders.

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Post Date: December 4, 2012