The discussion about whether to express one's views on purely professional matters on the pages of the Proceedings or some other professional journal seems superfluous and a waste of time. We live in a free society, and we should be able to say what we want. This apparently is not true, as witnessed by so-called political correctness in academia, the press, and politics. These ills in our society seem to be increasingly infecting our military with "professional correctness." Differences of view, especially if put on paper, are often considered acts of betrayal and disloyalty to not only the high authority but also the specific service or U.S. military as whole. Yet, to thrive and prosper, any institution or organization needs a healthy dose of open and sometimes even brutally frank criticism.
The Value of Open Debate
By Milan Vego