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Army probes criticism of Green Beret training.
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 30 November 2017 | Associated Press

Posted on 12/01/2017 3:04:09 PM PST by Chode

'Our Regiment has a cancer': Army launches investigation after anonymous email claims elite Special Forces school's drive to hit unrealistic quotas means 'dangerously less capable' Green Berets

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1 posted on 12/01/2017 3:04:09 PM PST by Chode
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To: Jet Jaguar
ping...
2 posted on 12/01/2017 3:04:41 PM PST by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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To: mabarker1

ping


3 posted on 12/01/2017 3:11:35 PM PST by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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To: Chode

” I eat Green Berets for breakfast”.


4 posted on 12/01/2017 3:16:23 PM PST by Redcitizen
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To: Chode
That reminded me To send this annual letter. The Tragedy of Women in Combat

As of December 2015, infantry, mechanized and armored regimental combat teams became bureaucratic toys for those imagining equal opportunity and affirmative action could coexist with warriors enduring the brutality imperative for victory.

In combat operations only the most severe restrictions on human emotions and behaviors can foster the uniquely understood high morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion. Human sexuality cannot intrude into this authoritarian meritocracy where only those displaying the greatest savagely can win.

At the point of collision, our troops face situations requiring exceptional physical capabilities and unbelievably sacrificial, primitive and intimate relations. They continuously face extraordinary stress punctuated by killing other humans within inherently chaotic and brittle environments.

National defense through war involves the ultimate Olympics. There is much less excuse for merging men and women into this hideous ordeal than exists for combining the athletic competitions every four years.

Institutional memories no longer exist for fighting ferocious, shrewd enemies such as Germans, Japanese, Chinese, and North Vietnamese, who utilized a full array of modern weapons. As this tragedy unfolds remember the quote that, “Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf”.

5 posted on 12/01/2017 3:19:52 PM PST by Retain Mike
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To: Chode
eatadick
6 posted on 12/01/2017 3:25:30 PM PST by real saxophonist ( YouTube + Twitter + Facebook = YouTwitFace.com)
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To: Chode

So you say you’re Special Forces
And you wear a green beret
Had you been with us at Crow’s Foot
You wouldn’t be with us today


7 posted on 12/01/2017 3:46:15 PM PST by Lexington Green (Sun Tzu Trumps Saul Alinsky)
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To: real saxophonist

My sides!!!!


8 posted on 12/01/2017 3:59:56 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Screw The NFL!!!!!! My family fought for the flag!)
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To: real saxophonist

tooo damn funny...


9 posted on 12/01/2017 4:05:02 PM PST by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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To: Retain Mike

100%


10 posted on 12/01/2017 4:06:20 PM PST by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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To: Chode

Aaaarmeee training, SIR!

Can anyone post a Stripes meme?


11 posted on 12/01/2017 4:22:15 PM PST by rey
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12 posted on 12/01/2017 4:24:46 PM PST by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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To: Chode
Interesting article. I do have a few questions. The writer states, "the Q-course today is markedly, measurably easier to skate through (I do not use that term lightly) than ever before. As long as one shows up for training, there is virtually no way to fail this training". But the statistics show "in 2017, 541 soldiers have completed the Green Beret qualification course out of more than 2,000 who sought to be selected for the program." That is a 75% failure rate, not "skating" through.

But something, obviously, has changed over the long years. According to the song (which wasn't official policy), only 3% of candidates would pass the course.

13 posted on 12/01/2017 4:38:15 PM PST by Jemian (War Eagle!)
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To: Redcitizen

One of my great granddaughters loves to wear Green Berets in her hair...


14 posted on 12/01/2017 5:10:38 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Chode

Yep, they shut down training at SWCS this afternoon so the GB instructors could meet with the General. The High Command is on a witch hunt to nail the person who wrote the letter.

FWIW, I’ve watched the standards change from 1987. They’ve gone from quality to quantity; IMO, because if they don’t keep the enlisted slots filled, they lose officer slots.


15 posted on 12/01/2017 5:45:40 PM PST by Shamrock-DW
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To: Chode

Career over country is the mantra of senior officers who have allowed the military to be destroyed by political correctness. And Trump and his highly advertised Sec Def Mattis have not lifted a finger to clean out this swamp. Not one step has been taken.


16 posted on 12/01/2017 6:40:05 PM PST by Uncle Sam 911
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To: Shamrock-DW

If they halted training, that means this email hit a big nerve. Good for him! Its time someone told the truth about how rotten the core of the military is after years of political correctness and left wing indoctrination.


17 posted on 12/01/2017 6:42:56 PM PST by Uncle Sam 911
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To: Shamrock-DW

“’The cruelty of the situation is that any woman with the fortitude to attempt this training would most definitely have wanted the standards to remain the same,’ according to the message. ‘It is a point of pride to know you are every bit as capable as the best of the best, if you can do it. But they have been robbed of the ability to earn that achievement.

‘Knowing there are officially no physical barriers to earning the Green Beret cheapens the experience for everyone involved, including the population it is misguidedly meant to assist.’”

ouch...


18 posted on 12/01/2017 9:04:04 PM PST by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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To: Chode

Chickens meet Roost. As predictable as the sun rising in the East.


19 posted on 12/01/2017 9:10:21 PM PST by TADSLOS (Reset Underway!)
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To: TADSLOS

and about time


20 posted on 12/01/2017 9:24:25 PM PST by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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