"The Army needs its own jurisdiction, administration, discipline, ethos, and these things have to be different from civilians. Because you canât just put people in khaki and give them a rifle and tell them to fight. "There has to be a psychological preparation, developing of values which allow people in the end to make the ultimate sacrifice willingly. Right through history, these people had a sense of duty, of honour, of belief in what they were doing. That has now all been got rid of. "The Commanding Officer used to be a feared and respected figure. Now, as soon as he makes some disciplinary judgment it can be overridden by civilians. "So the soldiers have become disorientated. The modern approach of society, with the emphasis on rights, has now been imported into the military - and with disastrous results." Gen Sir Mike Rose john After all the Cr ap of the last few weeks it's good to hear the above from a man who can be respected.