U.S. COs in Afghanistan face discipline for combat errors

Discussion in 'US' started by jumpinjarhead, Feb 5, 2010.

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  1. This is a good thing as long as it does not become driven by media or otherwise devolve into scape-goating to mollify one group or the other--the system should work without regard to such pressures that IMHO have value only to prevent or punish cover-ups.

    Military leaders are rightly held to a very high standard of performance (giving due account to their need to make judg(e)ment calls with imperfect information often in nano-seconds), especially when lives are at stake but they should not be punished for the wrongful acts or omissions of others in the chain of command.

    Each level of command should be judged in its own context (the facts and circumstances surrounding the matter and the relative level of command involved) and punished when necessary commensurate with each echelon's relative responsibility with the standard increasing appropriately (more authority and more experience=more accountability) as one moves up the chain of command.