Armed Forces: Leader for All Reasons

Soon after landing in South Viet Nam with a new second star on his shoulders, Marine General Lewis Walt recognized that the U.S. role there called for qualities of heart and mind that are not defined in military manuals. "In this war," he said, "a soldier has to be much more than a man with a rifle or a man whose only objective is to kill. He has to be part diplomat, part technician, part politician—and 100% a human being." As the top Marine in Viet Nam, facing an array of challenges...

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