Cheating Scandals Rock The Military

Cheating Scandals Rock The Military

Earlier this week, the Navy disclosed that it had suspended 30 sailors on suspicion of cheating on exams to operate nuclear reactors. This follows a string of scandals across several branches of the military, and is leading some to question how the Pentagon is handling ethics in its ranks.

Earlier this week, the Navy disclosed the suspension of 30 sailors suspected of cheating on exams qualifying them to operate nuclear reactors. This follows investigations into Naval officers accused of trading secrets for sex and money, 92 suspensions tied to cheating on nuclear exams in the Air Force and a recruiting scandal in the National Guard, among others. We explore how the Pentagon is responding to what appears to be a systemic problem, and how these headline-grabbing scandals will affect civilian confidence in the military.

Guests

Craig Whitlock

Pentagon and national security reporter, The Washington Post

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