Friday, January 25, 2008

21st Century Skills

Fred Kaplan:

Replacing a tank gunner who had scored Category IV with one who'd scored Category IIIA (in the 50th to 64th percentile (on the army's aptitude test)) improved the chances of hitting a target by 34 percent.

Also, on the same subject, Yglesias:

The proximate cause of the bad-for-counterinsurgency recruiting situation is the fact that we're trying to wage a counterinsurgency.

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