The Reserve Mutiny

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    this is interesting, i see some truth in what he's seeing,what can we do to fix this?

     
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    Until all the facts are known, it would be very hard to arrive at a judgement.
     
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    One of the things which this article ignores is that there is a vast difference between the average soldier today and the average soldier in WW II.

    During WW II most soldiers had never had any military experience of any kind. When they volunteered or were drafted, they were immediately indoctrinated into the military. They had no other experience to use as a point of reference. They were taught to obey without question and that is how they responded.

    Today reservists and guard personnel comprise a substantial part of the military. Many of these individuals have accrued many years of service. They do not accept orders without question if those orders make no sense. That is both good and bad. Sometimes just because an order makes no sense doesn't mean that it should not be obeyed. But with the infusion of more mature and more savvy troops, the army needs to become accustomed to answering a question they tend to dread - "Why are we doing this?".
     
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    Good points. I submit that if the leadership in that particular unit had their collective s**t together, none of this would be news. Regardless of what the problem really is, that senior leadership should have been addressing it LONG before it came to this. That means NCOs and officers.
     

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