A time for sergeants

  • 1999-10-14
  • By Paul Goble
A new and important figure has appeared in the armies of the three Baltic countries, one who is likely to prove to be more important for their future integration into NATO and the West than any of the declarations by political figures East or West. That figure is the professional non-commissioned officer, the well-trained and career sergeant or corporal on whom Western militaries have long depended, but someone who seldom existed in the militaries of the former Warsaw Pact. And nowhere is the rise of this new class of leaders anymore obvious or impressive than at the Rukla Training Area of ...
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