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  •  Well (4+ / 0-)
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    More seriously: why do you think a lack of military experience is a good thing for people who must work with and understand the military culture?
    I'm thinking that the "military culture" is a big part of the problem. So yes, people from outside of that just might be a good idea.

    The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy... the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

    by lcbo on Tue May 07, 2013 at 09:28:28 AM PDT

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    •  People from the outside will get nowhere. (0+ / 0-)

      Fine to have some around, but you need people around who understand the culture if you really want to make progress.

      Otherwise you get nice type clamshells from folks who see you as the enemy -- which you will be.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:25:31 AM PDT

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      •  sure, but clearly the military is not (0+ / 0-)

        "policing itself" and its internal processes for handling this problem are not working. the processes for handling the problem appear to be there; the will to act and follow through on them is not.

        you say it is of the utmost importance that the military be allowed to handle this themselves, but clearly they are not. it's the Church all over again; the military's name and reputation is given priority over victims.

        this is a problem that has been out there in the media for years, and the situation doesn't seem to be improving at all. i understand how opaque the military world is supposed to be to civilians and how we "just don't understand", but at this point it's pretty obvious even to us civvies what's going on in there.

        Banking on the American people to be able to sort all this out and declare the adult in the room the winner is a very big bet. -Digby

        by Boogalord on Wed May 08, 2013 at 10:03:53 AM PDT

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