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So paticipation trophies now coming to the military, What's next?

Old 05-13-2010, 08:55 PM
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Default So paticipation trophies now coming to the military, What's next?


The concept comes as the coalition continues to struggle with the problem of civilian casualties despite repeated warnings from the top NATO commander, U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, that the war effort hinges on the ability to protect the population and win support away from the Taliban.

Those who back the idea hope it will provide troops with another incentive to think twice before calling in an airstrike or firing at an approaching vehicle if civilians could be at risk.

Most military awards in the past have been given for things like soldiers taking out a machine-gun nest or saving their buddies in a firefight, said U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hall, the senior NATO enlisted man in Afghanistan.

"We are now considering how we look at awards differently," he said.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:16 PM
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Default They're all entitled to the Medal of Valor!!!!

As for restraint... I should get one a day!
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:46 AM
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"We are now considering how we look at awards differently," he said.
Good grief, what an utterly stupid idea.
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:27 PM
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Good grief, what an utterly stupid idea.

Most idiotic thing the military has ever dreamed up.

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BTW: The Russian army abandoned political commissars during WWII because generals could not do their job without political interference. The US Army had adopted political commissars. Every US Army general officer in command has a civilian counterpart who makes sure that things are done in a PC manner.

i wanna puke.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:42 PM
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Show and tell at Recess?
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:02 PM
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yeah that car that blew up because you chose not to fire on it so's you could win a trophy.... Man, the military is making me sick to my stomach with this gutless BS. Pretty soon we'll be marked in the same group as the French military.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:37 PM
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Eh, the Army has been doing this for decades. Nothing new. Don't they still give their guys a ribbon for throwing a hand grenade during training? J/K Army guys out there. Just trying to poke a little fun. But seriously, this is nothing new really. They've been giving out ribbons like candy for a while. Ribbons and medals never really meant much to me anyway.
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