A TALE OF TWO ACADEMIES...(or two newspapers?) ~ Annapolis Capital Punishment

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A TALE OF TWO ACADEMIES...(or two newspapers?)

We refer you to a recent story by The Capital: http://www.hometownannapolis.com/cgi-bin/read/2007/09_25-30/NAV about a meeting between the USNA Superindentent and the Academy's civilan oversight panel. While The Capital focused on the food shortage for the Navy's Midshipmen, an issue CP covered some weeks back, The Baltimore Sun had a whole different take:

The Sun's headline is "Academy to stress war readiness" while the Capital's is "Academy tells panel food shortfalls corrected".

You the reader can compare and decide From The Sun:

In a brief presentation to the Board of Visitors, a group of lawmakers and other civilians, Vice Adm. Jeffrey Fowler imagined aloud that one of his successors 30 years from now "will be standing here talking about this long war."
Thirty year's War? Where have I heard that before??? So, is it about total and perpetual war or is it about a messup with the food service?
Yet The Capital which mentioned nothing about this new "doctrine" at the USNA wrote:

Under new Superintendent Vice Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler, midshipmen are required to eat more meals on campus during the week. On weekends, the kitchen only prepares enough food to feed 70 percent of the midshipmen, but the mandatory training sessions kept the entire brigade on campus.
"I did not effectively communicate that to my food supply chain folks," Capt. Klein told the panel.
So, is it about perpetual warfare or telling underlings how much food to serve? If our own Naval Academy cannot properly feed these hardworking scholar-athletes, how can they run a war? When will we work toward and prepare for peace? If we prepare for war, do we prevent it, or do we bring it about? ....Brigade seats!


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