The point is, if they're all savages and there's no way to control them other than through fear, what are you trying to achieve by being there in the first place? How do you achieve victory such that you can leave, or did you plan on staying there forever?
.. and this matters to the Toms how? .... You get sent where you get sent, kick or pat whatever arrse you have to to get you and your muckas back home alive, and leave the Politics and grandstanding to others.
Why are you even asking that question?