Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Using "Distraction" As A Distraction

General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, thinks the repeal of Don't Ask-Don't Tell will result in more casualties.

"When your life hangs on the line," said Gen. James F. Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, "you don't want anything distracting. . . . Mistakes and inattention or distractions cost Marines' lives."

When our soldiers' lives are threatened and they have each other's back, they can't afford to be distracted. It's intuitively obvious that unit cohesion and effectiveness suffers when one member is different from the others.

Obvious for the general. Why do so few see that?

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