from cns:seems like Officers/NCOs have always thought the Army was going soft...
The skipped over main reason- Reduction in Forces, RIF...
I don't see where anyone in the service says political correctness...
I'd also say only 38% say the Army is heading in the wrong direction. 62% feel it isn't
perhaps general allen's proclamation that the 51 greens on blue this year are NOT taliban directed isn't going over wellAn internal Army survey that was conducted in 2011 and published this year discovered that only 26 percent of active-duty Army officers say yes--and that one of the two main themes cited by those who say no is that the Army is now adversely impacted by "political correctness" imposed by both outside policymakers and senior Army leaders.
The 26 percent who said the Army was headed in the right direction in 2011 was the lowest percentage who gave that response since the Army began conducting this survey in 2005. It was also significant drop from the 33 percent who had said the Army was heading in the right direction in 2010.
The report said that 24 percent of those who believed the Army was not headed in the right direction provided additional comments on why they believed that was the case. "Two themes stood out in these comments," said the report. The first was concern over the downsizing of the Army and the impact it might have on national security.
The second was the impact of "political correctness."
The Annual Survey of Army Leadership, conducted by U.S. Army's Center for Army Leadership, asked 16,800 commissioned and non-commissioned officers to agree or disagree with the statement: “The Army is headed in the right direction to prepare for the challenges of the next 10 years.”
perhaps bothersome was the directive at kabul isaf that soldiers were to check their weapons so as not to foment distrust with our "allies" on base, reversed in august by general martin dempsey after the 40th american was killed by a soldier he armed and trained
U.S. Troops Ordered to Be Armed at All Times Following Afghan Attacks - ABC News
perhaps, the pentagon's whitewashing of major hasan is part of the problem
Fort Hood Report: No Mention of Islam, Hasan Not Named - TIME
Obama outlines defense cuts - POLITICO
Panetta details impact of potentially "devastating" defense cuts – CNN
Bob Woodward sequester book could bolster GOP attack on W.H. - POLITICO