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Military commanders warned to get troops in line

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by mrskeet410, May 4, 2012.

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  1. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    Military commanders warned to get troops in line

    'From tasteless photos to urinating on dead insurgents, bad behavior by U.S. troops in Afghanistan has hampered America's war effort over the past year, triggering a broad new campaign by defense leaders to improve discipline in the ranks...

    Marine Corps Commandant James Amos was blunter.

    "We are allowing our standards to erode," he wrote his commanders. "A number of recent widely publicized incidents have brought discredit on the Marine Corps and reverberated at the strategic level. The undisciplined conduct represented in these incidents threatens to overshadow all our good work and sacrifice."

    Senior leaders have warned for several years about a deterioration of discipline that may have contributed to increased substance abuse, suicides, domestic abuse and other problems...'




    http://news.yahoo.com/military-commanders-warned-troops-line-202734788.html
     
  2. oz

    oz Active Member

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    gee maybe it has something to do with rag heads cutting prisoners heads off on TV, etc.
     
  3. SirMissalott

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    Possibly it's the fool in charge??
     
  4. MR870

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    I agree with you SirMissalott,Obama is a fool in charge.
     
  5. timberfaller

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    Do as I say, not as I do!!!

    Don't expect those that are followers to be different from their LEADERS!!
     
  6. 635 G

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    Never new the military is a church & bible society, and are limited to milk & cookies.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  7. wolfram

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    I suspect those particular examples of 'bad behavior' are only known because of the widespread use of modern electronic equipment. Probably nothing new about this kind of thing.

    It is kind of foolish to expect that a bunch of young men that are trained to kill the bad guys can all of a sudden turn it off and behave as civilized gentlemen just to fit an arbitrary deffinition of what is acceptable behavior. The war and the enemy takes a very personal toll on them, something we can't really judge without experiencing it.
     
  8. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    So true Wolfram
     
  9. Johnny

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    "bad behavior by US troops" just harmless fun. Marines in WW2 Pacific used knives.
     
  10. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Stupid troops. Especially taking photos and video.

    Such things have been going forever, but in the past nobody was stupid enough to post it to the internet.

    Don't want to hear it, did 20 +
     
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    Rained here last night but we were all done shooting. I missed two easy ones.

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  12. Brian in Oregon

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    Maybe Lord Obama should set standards for himself and Moochelle as an example to follow, instead of acting lawlessly and with complete disregard for the constitution, this country, and its citizens.
     
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