Talk:United States Military Academy

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United States Military Academy is a featured article; it (or a previous version of it) has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Wikipedia community. Even so, if you can update or improve it, please do so.
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1 of 4 and 1 of 5Edit

There has been some back and forth over the sentence;

It is one of the four U.S. military service academies, and one of the five U.S. service academies.

in the lead. Yopienso is the latest editor to change it with an edit summary of; Rmv "one of the four U.S. military service academies, and." How can it be both one of 4 and one of 5?. It is one of 4 US military service academies. I think the point of the sentence is that the United States Merchant Marine Academy is not a military service academy. That would make 5 service academies with 4 of them being military. This article is the only one that made that distiction. I do not believe we need to make that distinction here since it isn't made anywhere else. Leaving it as It is one of the five U.S. service academies. is probably the best solution. ~ GB fan 10:40, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Ping Yopienso because my earlier attempt was messed up. ~ GB fan 15:07, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
I didn’t see this before I reverted, but I support this and will self-revert my revert. Garuda28 (talk) 13:59, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads-up. Looks like you guys sorted it out. Cheers! YoPienso (talk) 05:52, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

West Point indoctrinating students with far-left extremist propagandaEdit

Perhaps this article should mention the infiltration of radical leftists into West Point and their forced indoctrination of future military brass with feminizing cultural Marxist propaganda: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lankcamus (talkcontribs) 00:51, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Also, shouldn't the article identify that former students like Robert Lee turned traitor? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:21, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Primary sources?Edit

@Deadbolt44: I disagree with your multiple tags (27 by my count) objecting to primary sources in this article. It is not at all uncommon for information about an academic institution, such as the admission requirements and the honor code, to be cited to the institution itself. Even the history is often quite properly cited to the institution’s own documentation. This is a Featured Article, so the primary sources - 27 out of 254? - can’t have been that big a problem to the reviewers in that demanding process. I was going to remove these tags, but I see that user:ElKevbo has already done so. -- MelanieN (talk) 17:13, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

These also aren't primary sources; they may be self-published but that is not inherently a problem. ElKevbo (talk) 18:08, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
Okay, thank you for the explanation, I'll learn the lesson! Deadbolt44 (talk) 17:46, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
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