Secretary Rumsfeld's Army - Part 2
Operation Yellow Elephant thanks Secretary of Defense Donald F. Rumsfled for the Army he has created. Here's more:
In May 2005, our Army changed the rules so that a brigade commander has to initiate separation proceedings; before, the battalion commander (one level below) could do this. Why? To retain more low-performing soldiers due to recruiting problems.
Why should we care?
Because PFC Steven D. Green's brigade commander was convinced to separate him from the Army due to an "anti-social personality disorder," this was clearly a serious matter. However, the timing appears to indicate that the murders in Mahmudiyah occurred after Green's battalion commander was convinced he should be separated, but before the battalion could convince the brigade to take action. That crucial interval has strategic implications for our country and, indeed, the world.
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Once again, hat tip to Steve Gilliard.