Re: Hero or Zero
You know, the worst thing that can happen to a soldier in the field is to have their deployment and orders falling into the wrong hands. When you have intel guys passing along information because it doesn't jive with some private crusade- you have to wonder what other information is being passed along. Moreover, the info may mean more to enemies you aren't fighting yet and who are better at interpreting it.
Look, I think some of what gets classed or not is something that needs to be better hammered out by the politicians and brass. I realize that much of the information classed is done so to save political a$$es as much as it is those in the field- but that isn't for intel and commo people to decide. There are other ways to handle such information- inside the system.
You need to feel it if some don't come back because of it. I'd have very little sympathy for Manning if we had to plant some of ours because he got sloppy.
Last edited by AeroSim; 11-29-2010 at 02:12 PM.
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