This essay focuses on conspiracy theories. But it has also allowed misinformation and conspiracy theories to spread more virulently than ever before.
ient leaders. Regardless of your position, it is important to recognize that leaders must be effective in any environment. While the military’s primary purpose is to fight the nation’s wars, it is critical for the military to maintain the confidence of its client, the American people. Would it be fair to say that leadership cannot be compartmentalize to be effective in one environment and ineffective in another? Although the military has transition from war to a peaceful environment before, it was conduct with a different force. During the Korean and Vietnam wars, for example, the military was not an all-volunteer force.
Therefore, it is fair to say that “never before has an all-volunteer force conduct such intense. Also sustain military operations while at the same time being require to evolve back to a predominately garrison-based force. Military leaders and researchers must perform the critical tasks of determining how this transition will influence the recruitment, selection, training, and retention of U.S. forces, as well as how it will affect the leadership of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines.” (Morath, Leonard & Zaccaro, 2011, page 455).
During the pandemic, the rapid spread of information has been a powerful force for good. But it has also allow misinformation and conspiracy theories to spread more virulently than ever before. The vast scale of the problem means scalable solutions like machine learning could be need to rein in the bots, trolls. And conspiracy theories being spread by bad-faith actors.