Most importantly, we start off this show with the events that occurred this past week in Parkland, Florida. We hope that we spoke on this respectably, and wanted to articulate our condolences. Of course, as we all know, this shooting has led to another national discussion on gun control which we tackle as well. We don’t have all the answers, but we’re all about an open dialogue on a very complex and troubling problem in America.
Our special guest this show is Dr. Leonard Wong, a research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College. Wong is a retired Army Officer who has taught at West Point and served as an analyst for the Chief of Staff of the Army. Wong co-authored a study titled “Lying to Ourselves: Dishonesty in the Army Profession.” It takes a hard look at what’s become accepted in the Army in terms of lying on documents. Is the problem that of bureaucracy? Dr. Wong and Jack Murphy give their take based on what they’ve seen.