In Defense of Professional Military Education
My latest for RealClearDefense, “Senator Walsh’s Unrepresentative Black Mark on Professional Military Education,” has posted.
Not unreasonably, Tufts University professor and Washington Post columnist Dan Drezner has some things to say about Montana Senator John Walsh’s plagiarized masters paper at the Army War College. As his headline puts it, “On what academic planet does a 14 page paper merit John Walsh an M.A.?”
Actually, it’s a bit complicated.
The bottom line is that Professional Military Education, while very much graduate level education, isn’t graduate school. The piece explains how that is and argues that, while there are some issues with PME, the students are definitely earning their master’s degrees.