How could the brightest soldier in America be so stupid?

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The Independent (Ireland)

How could a man revered across America as the shining intellectual star of the military, really be so stupid? Such risk-taking is common with men of this caliber, says Frank Farley, a faculty member at Temple’s College of Education. "The risk-taking personality has a bold quality. It's at the heart of great leadership, and sometimes overrides what many Americans would call common sense," he said.