PBS NewsHour

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

Clip: 12/04/2012 | 7m 4s

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.

Aired: 12/04/12

Rating: NR

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