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...what happens on an actual deployment or the way a normal unit conducts itself.
The general reception the book received was a recommendation that all Army leaders should read it. Many reviewers of the book claim it is an important read about the failure and lack of leadership in an Army platoon. I definitely agree with the logic that all future Army leaders should read this book to gain insight on what can happen when there is a lack of leadership in a stressful situation. As Joshua Hammer, published in the New York Times, said, “Frederick’s extra¬ordinary book is a testament to a misconceived war, and to the ease with which ordinary men, under certain conditions, can transform into monsters.” Strong leadership is chief in preparing soldiers for the stressful situations they will encounter, and the book showcases a crucial case in which strong leadership was absent.
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