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Army May As Well Put Our Soldiers in Straightjackets

Wolfgang6 Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 12:45 PM
Spare me the criticisms of the "Obama military" - troops in the field were being prosecuted under the "Bush military" as well. The REAL problem rests with the high command - the colonels and the generals who have demonstrated over the years a repeated policy of being content to sell their troops down the river if they think points can be scored with their superiors and political masters. THAT is where the problem lies - senior officers who will do ANYTHING to place themselves in what they think is a favorable light with their superiors.
Brian1078 Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 8:25 PM
Agreed Wolfgang. I saw WAY too many senior officers in the military who were more concerned about getting their next promotion than doing the right thing. That's why when the opportunity came up, dozens of us junior officers resigned our commissions and got out early. Of the three Battalion Commanders that I served under, I wouldn't want to follow more than one of them into combat. I even had a Vietnam veteran NCO tell me that if a war broke out, I was to avoid any battalion staff calls because of the probability of someone fragging the meeting because of the senior officers in the battalion.
John1324 Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 9:54 PM
The fact that no Generals or Admirals resigned or at least retired over letting homosexuals openly serve in the military says a lot about the character of our senior officers.

To keep former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna behind bars until 2024 for the "unpremeditated murder" of an insurgent during the war in Iraq, U.S. military prosecutors have resorted to strange and disturbing twists of law, logic and morality. They were all on display again this week in Behenna's final plea before the military's highest court of appeals in Washington, D.C. It was enough to make the gold eagle on top of the American flag in the courtroom shake and then hang its head.

Or so I imagined while listening intently as questions from the five civilian judges began to drill...