"The Corps since Vietnam: Changed for the Better?"
(See S. Forsberg, pp. 65-67, November 2001 Proceedings)
Captain Keith F Kopets, U.S. Marine Corps—One could not have written a more inaccurate, misleading, and jaundiced account of the Marine Corps. Consider the following: "Most of today's Marine recruits are ambitious and smart, and are therefore inherently dangerous to the organization they serve. They are not disloyal, but they are careful to get the orders they like. They often view their superiors much like voters view elected officials: as the providers of goodies." That is news to this Marine. I guess the Corps should start recruiting dumber and less ambitious men and women. One wonders about the source of Mr. Forsberg's wisdom. He presents no evidence, cites no sources, and names no names.
"Marines have always yearned for a more relaxed atmosphere, regular hours, and no onerous duties," claims Mr. Forsberg, a non-Marine. I have never met a Marine who did not yearn for a challenge or responsibility.