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  •  What's a little misrepresentation among friends? (0+ / 0-)

    This was a little too cute for words:

    This isn’t a problem the military can ‘train’ its way out of
    Can't see any place that the military claimed that it can.

    For review:

    1. This unfortunate story is about somebody being investigated, and, in all likelihood, being charged and tried for misconduct.

    That is not training.

    2. The military has said that it needs to "re-train, re-credential, and re-screen" -- which is not a claim that training will solve the problem.  That credentialing and screening stuff? That's where you try to weed out bad apples.

    It is certainly appropriate to question whether the military's response will be adequate -- just as it is appropriate to question the response of civilian organizations to similar problems -- the military, it seems, is

    1. Investigating,
    2. Prosecuting,
    3. Questioning the adequacy of its efforts to date,
    4. Going through its current personnel to determine if changes need to be made, and
    5. Training.

    What more should they do?
    And, as an aside, does more training seem like a bad idea?

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    by dinotrac on Wed May 15, 2013 at 11:40:34 AM PDT

    •  You have a good point, (2+ / 0-)
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      but I think the thinking here is that since their training, credentialing and screening didn't work, glaringly, painfully, obviously didn't work, and the military response is "hey let's do more of that," perhaps a change in the whole system is needed--certainly including training, and much more besides.

      I'm amazed by people's courage and kindness in the face of everything and life.

      by LaraJones on Wed May 15, 2013 at 12:12:37 PM PDT

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      •  I'd really be interested to know how the military (0+ / 0-)

        compares with the civilian sector in this regard.

        I realize direct comparisons can be difficult -- many things about the military are unique, but not everything.

        The military has desk jockeys and technicians and cops and doctors and nurses and all manner of folk.

        In many ways, the military outperformed the pants off the civilian sector with regard to integrating minorities. I'd like to think that getting the safety of female soldiers right is not beyond them.

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        by dinotrac on Wed May 15, 2013 at 12:25:11 PM PDT

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