Behind Recent Military Firings

Behind Recent Military Firings

Whether they involve sordid stories of adultery and criminal offenses, or more mundane issues of ineptitude, firings within many branches of the military's officer ranks seem to be on the rise. We go behind the headlines and consider the leadership issues at the core of these scandals.

Whether they involve sordid stories of adultery and criminal offenses, or more mundane issues of ineptitude, firings within many branches of the military's officer ranks seem to be on the rise. A recent front-page story involves allegations of at least $10 million in fraud in a case that has -- so far -- ensnared two Navy CO's, an NCIS "agent of the year" and an overseas defense contractor. We go behind the headlines and consider the leadership issues at the core of these scandals.

Guests

Thomas Ricks

Fellow, Center for a New American Security; contributing editor and writer of 'The Best Defense' blog, Foreign Policy; author, "The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today"

Craig Whitlock

Pentagon and national security reporter, The Washington Post

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