And for the record, I said it was the result of a failure of leadership more than anything else.
As for the DADT thing, if you're a faggot and you're in an environment where there are hostile attitudes towards homosexuality, you're gonna shut up about your sex life whether or not DADT is there.
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- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
I mean, for all we know, Chen may have been a barracks thief, or a shirker. He might have dropped the ball in a fire-fight and gotten people killed. He might have made threats of his own towards other soldiers.
The point is...we don't know, and blaming all this on unit leadership is just plain stupid.
You're right, leaders are responsible for the actions of their men. What that means, is that they are responsible to teach the proper mode of conduct and to punish them when they step out of line.
I hope these bastards enjoy a nice long stay in Levanworth.
The road to Hell and the road to Jahannam is the same damn road.
I became a conservative by being around liberals. I became a libertarian by being around conservatives. ~ Greg Gutfeld.