By Jack Limpert
On this Memorial Day weekend, the Washingtonian’s website posted the most important military story ever published in the magazine. Headlined “Where Have All the Warriors Gone?” it was written by Nick Kotz with much of the reporting done by the students in his investigative reporting class at American University. Published in July 1984, it won the National Magazine Award for Public Service.
The story’s deck: “Great Military Leaders Have Always Had Guts, Toughness, Daring. But Now Our Armed Services Are Led by Men Who Act More Like Corporate Managers Than Soldiers. Could MacArthur Make General Today? Could We Win a War?”