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Stanley McChrystal:
The military case for sharing knowledge

TED2014 · 6:44 · Filmed Mar 2014
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Stanley McChrystal: The military case for sharing knowledge
6:44 · Filmed March 2014 at TED2014 · Subtitles available in 23 languages

When General Stanley McChrystal started fighting al Qaeda in 2003, information and secrets were the lifeblood of his operations. But as the unconventional battle waged on, he began to think that the culture of keeping important information classified was misguided and actually counterproductive. In a short but powerful talk McChrystal makes the case for actively sharing knowledge.

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General Stanley McChrystal is the former commander of U.S. and International forces in Afghanistan. A four-star general, he is credited for creating a revolution in warfare that fuses intelligence and operations. Full bio
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