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Troll BS: durbin apology not enough... (34) RE: BS: durbin apology not enough... 24 Jun 05

McGrath, you have it jsut a little bit wrong. The objective is not to produce soldiers who are unable to resist an order. That would be silly in the face of it.

What you want is men who will trust their superiors judgement and knowledge of the situation and obey their orders without debate or delay. As long as the superiors -sgts. etc- don't let their men down, they will be an effective fighting force who can, and will, go if their commanders are killed or incapacitated, using their own initative.

Soldiers who are trained to be unable to disobey any order will have no initative and will stop if there are no orders forthcoming from higher up.

They are usually useless if they are promoted into any post of responsibility as they have been trained not to think at all.


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