Army Maneuver

Wickham spreads the blame

As senior military adviser to Secretaries of Defense over the years, Army General John A. Wickham Jr. learned much about the ways of Washington. For example: there are times when the military is expected to shoulder full responsibility for its snafus, and there are other times when it makes sense to spread the blame around. Last week, in his first meeting with reporters since being made Army Chief of Staff in June, Wickham deemed the climate right for straight talk. In any fair-minded parceling out of responsibility for the military's mounting problems with weapons systems that cost shockingly...

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