Study: ‘U.S. Army officers lie’ routinely – CNN

lyingThe following is an excerpt from an article by Jeremy Diamond published by CNN on Thursday, February 19, 2015:

Washington (CNN)U.S. Army officers often resort to “evasion and deception,” and everyone at the Pentagon knows it, according to a new study conducted by the U.S. Army War College.

“In other words, in the routine performance of their duties as leaders and commanders, U.S. Army officers lie,” reads the study which was conducted by the War College’s Strategic Studies Institute.

The 33-page report, compiled following interviews with officers across the Army, concluded that the Army’s culture is rife with “dishonesty and deception” at all levels of the institution — from the most junior members to senior Army officials.

The study’s results come after Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel — who officially left his post Tuesday — had raised concerns over ethics in the military. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary, said two weeks ago that Hagel was “deeply troubled” over a spate of ethics investigations in the military.

“I think he’s generally concerned that there could be at least at some level a breakdown in ethical behavior and in the demonstration of moral courage,” Kirby said of Hagel.

And last week, days before Defense Secretary Ash Carter succeeded him, Hagel wrote a memo to the U.S. military’s most senior leaders emphasizing the need for increased accountability and a higher standard for ethical behavior — including among the military’s senior leaders.

To read more, please visit the following link:  A Breach in Military Ethics