This is a discussion on Draft Army Handbook Controversy within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by chuckusaret I have been out of the service for 35 years and I guess the military no longer gives trans cultural training ...
"Nice knowing you Middle East. It hasn't been fun and we're leaving now. Go ahead and kill yourselves and drink your oil. We're going to use our own."
If only that could be true...
US Air Force, 1986 - 2007
"To disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them..." George Mason
We just need to bring all our troops home and send drones with "sensitivity" training back in their place.
"The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come." ~ Confucius
Of course. By mere proximity he should be MORE connected, but alas, my assumption may be incorrect.This assumes it is not Gen. Allen that is suffering the disconnect does it not?
As a problem, I would expect the military to explore all avenues. Having said that, the military has a number of bright talented individuals with advanced or terminal degrees in numerous different fields of study. I have no doubt they have some extremely bright and dedicated folks in Leavenworth and elsewhere. I would hope they are given free rein to explore and study all avenues, not merely those politically expedient. The risk may well be a certain collection of circumstances exacerbates the likelihood of an adverse event. The thesis of the Manual appears, however, to my untrained eye, to be politically expedient and perhaps simplistic? Maybe I am merely reading the Cliff Notes and should hold my tongue.......
Anyway, regardless of the above, if I have offended anyone, particularly any members here, please accept my heartfelt apology. I have not intended to disrespect anyone that has served or is serving, and I certainly hope I have not opened or reopened sores best left alone. I am sorry.
I think Israel provides the USA with significant value in intelligence and other clandestine matters, just as many of our other allies which we support in a financial and in a military manner. The world is fluid, our allies and co-joiners today may well be different in the future. Examples are numerous and inlcude The Shah of Iran; Nasser, Stalin and others. Israel is an ally now, and foreseeably into the future. The are a democracy and have many attributes sorely lacking otherwsie in the Mid-East.Israel
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
Also, I didn't really read anything in your posts that would give anyone a good reason to be offended. It might have been directed at the military in general, but I suppose if they are in the military they should get some thicker skin or just hit the back button.
I doubt that the people who drafted the Field Manual/handbook are in the military but are General Service (GS) civilian employees.
US Army 1953-1977
We, the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.
Originally Posted by Rotorhead84
You have proof of this?"They kill us because they quite literally have not a single clue as to what is going on. One second they're minding their own business trying to manage day to day existence on this planet and a helicopter full of Marines shows up and starts killing everything. Destroying their homes, killing the livestock they desperately need to survive, etc. But why? Well they don't know. They have not even the slightest clue as to why we are in their country, or why we hunt the Taliban. And it angers them and pushes some of them to the breaking point."
My thoughts is that we're overly concerned about avoiding collateral damage instead of killing them all and letting Allah sort them out. It's hard for the politicos to win hearts and minds when they're all expired.
Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
I have not read the handbook (yet)...but I did spend 365 days working directly with the Afghans (Afghani is their money).
In my time working with them, there were only 1 or 2 who I thought were worth anything...as military officers and professionals.
The rest? --> Afghan forces engage in thievery, are "gutless in combat," are "basically stupid," "profoundly dishonest," and engage in "treasonous collusion and alliances with enemy forces."
Magazine <> clip - know the difference
martyr is a fancy name for crappy fighter
You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know