Leadership: August 8, 2002

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In Afghanistan, friction developed between battalion command groups and higher headquarters staffs, which simply did not trust each other. The battalions didn't believe the higher staffs when they reported intelligence or the impending arrival of help, and the higher staffs did not believe the reports coming from the battalions. Part of this problem was created because battalions were often reporting to headquarters with which they did not have the kind of 'habitual relationship' which makes effective teams.--Stephen V Cole 

 


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