Is America Training Too Many Foreign Armies?

Gen. Carter Ham, the head of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), made an¬†unusually blunt¬†admission last week regarding the failure of U.S. military training to instill respect for human rights in a Malian army now accused of massacring Arabs and Tuaregs as it fights its way north into rebel-held territory. “We didn’t spend probably the requisite time focusing on values, ethics, and a military ethos,” Ham acknowledged, saying that most U.S. training for the Malians focused on tactics, strategy, and “technical matters.”

This article was originally published in Foreign Policy.