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Alcohol, Drugs, Rapes And Killing Of Civilians: US SOCOM Orders Yet Another ‘Ethics Review’ Of Special Forces Conduct

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Alcohol, Drugs, Rapes And Killing Of Civilians: US SOCOM Orders Yet Another 'Ethics Review' Of Special Forces Conduct

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The Head of US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Army Gen. Richard Clarke is opening a review into the entire command’s culture and ethics.

The review would begin immediately and will finalize sometime in the autumn.

“Recent incidents have called our ethics and culture into question and threaten the trust placed in us,” he said.

Most recent incidents include:

  • An entire SEAL Team 7 platoon was sent home from Iraq in July after debaucheries on July 4th. The event included heavy alcohol consumption and “potential misconduct” with service women. SOCOM said that the joint task force commander lost confidence in the team’s ability to accomplish the mission and the SEALs are now on a “deliberate redeployment” to Naval Amphibious Base Coronado near San Diego.

“All Department of Defense personnel are expected to uphold proven standards and to comply with laws and regulations,” the statement read. “Alleged violations are thoroughly investigated.”

  • Also in July, SEAL Team 10 had been investigated for cocaine use and fraudulent urinalyses. In the report, the lead investigator wrote that the command found no evidence that drug use by any of the SEALs led to teammates getting hurt. But, still, obviously use of narcotics is prohibited while deployed (and not).
  • The conduct of now acquitted (at least of murder charges), Chief Special Warfare Operator Eddie Gallagher was convicted in July of posing for a photo with the corpse of an ISIS fighter.

“Some of our subordinate formations have failed to maintain good order and discipline and as a result and for good reason, our NSW culture is being questioned,” Rear Adm. Collin Green, the Navy’s top SEAL, wrote in a July 25th letter to his command. “I don’t know yet if we have a culture problem, I do know that we have a good order and discipline problem that must be addressed immediately.”

Clarke is the second SOCOM commander to investigate his command’s ethics and professionalism into question in less than a year.

Former commander Army Gen. Tony Thomas publicly issued guidance to the force in late 2018.

“A survey of allegations of serious misconduct across our formations over the last year indicate that USSOCOM faces a deeper challenge of a disordered view of the team and the individual in our SOF culture,” he wrote.

In March 2019, the Pentagon fulfilled a requirement f the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act by reviewing compliance with ethics and professionalism training.

The report found that everything was in order. Clearly.

“Overall, the report determined U.S. Special Operations Command and its components are full and active participants in the military services’ and Department of Defense’s ethics programs — meeting or exceeding standards in every area reviewed,” Pentagon spokeswoman Cmdr. Candice Tresch said.

Naval Special Warfare commander Rear Adm. Collin Green in February 2019 completed a review that explored potential ethical, health and cultural problems dogging a special operations force that’s consistently rotated overseas since 2001.

Back then, he said he had commissioned a 90-day review to explore “what we’re doing in the schoolhouse, what we’re not doing, what we’re doing relative to leader development and hard ethical decisions, combat ethics, and seeing if we’re addressing that.”

Green commissioned the assessment on January 1st 2019, after receiving a memo from the head of U.S. Special Operations Command, Army. Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III in November 2018.

Army Special Operations Command boss Lt. Gen. Frank Beaudette wrote a memo of his own in November.

“It is incumbent upon our leadership down to the team-room level to intensify our emphasis on SOF values and character,” he wrote. “Service is a privilege, and this privilege is grounded in a culture of accountability and professionalism that extends far beyond program compliance.”

For this upcoming review, Clarke urged his troops to be “open and candid” since the results would be openly published and discussed broadly.

“In addition to an overall assessment of SOF culture and ethics, the review will focus on our recruitment, how we assess and select SOF professionals, how we grow leaders, how we educate and train our force to operate ethically with the same excellence with which we operate tactically, and how we address ethical failures when they occur.”

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  • Zionism = EVIL

    Americunts by their very perverse nature are degenerate cowards who kill, rape and maim the most defenseless people. It is a sick culture steeped in savagery at home and abroad. No wonder these pathetic losers can not fight a real war against someone who can hit back. The Zionist scum have made these cowards even worse by fanning supremacist racism and totally dehumanized the morons.

    • FlorianGeyer

      I agree.

      History shows that it does not take long for once disciplined soldiery to descend into anarchic savagery. This is magnified in ‘special’ units where imposed discipline is more lax and the self-discipline required to operate in small formations is found to be absent.

      Ethical leadership from senior NCO’s and officers is vital in all branches if military life, and where that is lacking the rank and file can quickly become wild beasts.

      This savagery and debauchery is often present in and around the home bases of soldiers as well.

    • Harry Smith

      Oh come on. Let’s recall the beginning of the Hundred Years War. When king Edward III of England slaughtered his mother’s Isabella of France peasants in her lands in Normandy just to make French hurry up and not be able to organize a big enough army.

    • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

      100% correct, what made them to be this way?

  • chris chuba

    I was appalled by the Eddie Gallagher case as his defense ended up being, ‘my knife wounds didn’t kill the already wounded, defenseless ISIS prisoner, it was the doctor who did the mercy killing’. This was after his brother appeared on FOX and swore up and down that his brother tried to save the prisioner’s life. And now all we here about the case is, ‘eh, he acted like a jack ass posing over a dead body’ as if it was a sophmoric prank; great journalism.

    BTW because we have already proven to be barbarians, I am okay with giving him time served and less than honorable dishcharge but he was fighting for full reinstatement, no way.

    Of course you have the army of hyper-patritiot bots bleating, ‘this is how wars are fought’, no reason to wipe the knife clean.

  • gustavo

    This is just American way of war, and there is nothing strange about it since it is very well known for everybody.

  • Hasbara Hunter

    THE DIVIDED STATES OF MURICA HAS BEEN A PSYCHOPATHIC GENOCIDAL MASSMURDERING ENTITY SINCE 1776

    I have only seen Evil, Lies, Death, Treason, Violence & Broken Treaties coming from the United States….since it’s very Foundation…I do not expect this Behaviour to change very rapidly…it is something deeply rooted in American Genes…they were Bred that way…

    CANNONFODDER since 1492:

    Most of’m do not know their Past
    So they do not know where they are Headin’…

    American Revolutionary War
    (1775–1783)

    Cherokee-American Wars
    (1776–1795)

    North-West Indian Wars
    (1785–1793)

    Shays’ Rebellion
    (1786–1787)

    Whiskey Rebellion
    (1791–1794)

    Quasi War
    (1798–1800)

    First Barbary War
    (1801–1805)

    German Coast Uprising
    (1811)

    Tecumseh’s War
    (1811)

    War of 1812
    (1812–1815)

    Creek War
    (1813–1814)

    Second Barbary War
    (1815)

    First Seminloe War
    (1817–1818)

    Texas-Indian Wars
    (1820–1875)

    Arikara War
    (1823)

    Aegean Sea Anti-Piracy
    Operations of the United States
    (1825-1828)

    Winnebago War
    (1827)

    First Sumatran Expedition
    (1832)

    Black Hawk War
    (1832)

    Second Seminole War
    (1835–1842)

    Second Sumatran Expedition
    (1838)

    Aroostook War
    (1838)

    Ivory Coast Expedition
    (1842)

    Mexican-American War
    (1846–1848)

    Cayuse War
    (1847–1855)

    Apache Wars
    (1851–1900)

    Puget Sound War
    (1855–1856)

    First Fiji Expedition
    (1855)

    Rogue River Wars
    (1855–1856)

    Third Seminole War
    (1855–1858)

    Yakima War
    (1855–1858)

    Second Opium War
    (1856–1859)

    Utah War
    (1857–1858)

    Navajo Wars
    (1858–1866)

    Second Fiji Expedition
    (1859)

    John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry
    (1859)

    First & Second Cortina War
    (1859–1861)

    Paiute War
    (1860)

    American Civil War
    (1861–1865)

    Yavapai Wars
    (1861–1875)

    Dakota War of 1862
    (1862)

    Colorado War
    (1863–1865)

    Shimonoseki War
    (1863–1864)

    Snake War
    (1864–1868)

    Powder River War
    (1865)

    Red Cloud’s War
    (1866–1868)

    Formosa Expedition
    (1867)

    Comanche Campaign
    (1867–1875)

    United States Expedition to Korea
    (1871)

    Modoc War
    (1872–1873)

    Red River War
    (1874–1875)

    Las Cuevas War
    (1875)

    Great Sioux War of 1876
    (1876–1877)

    Buffalo Hunter’s War
    (1876–1877)

    Nez Perce War
    (1877)

    Bannock War
    (1878)

    Cheyenne War
    (1878–1879)

    Sheepeater Indian War
    (1879)

    Victorio’s War
    (1879–1881)

    White River War
    (1879–1880)

    Pine Ridge Campaign
    (1890-1891)

    Garza Revolution
    (1891–1893)

    Yaqui Wars
    (1896–1918)

    Second Samoan War
    (1898–1899)

    Spanish-American War
    (1898)

    Philippine-American War
    (1899–1902)

    Moro Rebellion
    (1899–1913)

    Boxer Rebellion
    (1899–1901)

    Crazy Snake Rebellion
    (1909)

    Border War
    (1910–1919)

    Negro Rebellion
    (1912)

    Occupation of Nicaragua
    (1912–1933)

    Bluff War
    (1914–1915)

    Occupation of Veracruz
    (1914)

    Occupation of Haiti
    (1915–1934)

    Occupation of the Dominican Republic
    (1916–1924)

    World War I
    (1914–1918)

    Russian Civil War
    (1918–1920)

    Last Indian Uprising
    (1923)

    World War II
    (1939–1945)

    Korean War
    (1950–1953)

    Laotian Civil War
    (1953–1975)

    Lebanon Crisis
    (1958)

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    (1961)

    Vietnam War
    (1965–1973, 1975)

    Communist insurgency in Thailand
    (1965-1983)

    Korean DMZ Conflict
    (1966–1969)

    Dominican Civil War
    (1965–1966)

    Insurgency in Bolivia
    (1966–1967)

    Cambodian Civil War
    (1967–1975)

    War in South Zaire
    (1978)

    Operation Eagle Claw
    (1980)

    Gulf of Sidra Encounter
    (1981)

    Lebanese Civil War
    (1982–1984)

    Invasion of Grenada
    (1983)

    Action in the Gulf of Sidra
    (1986)

    Bombing of Libya
    (1986)

    Tanker War
    (1987–1988)

    Tobruk Encounter
    (1989)

    Invasion of Panama
    (1989–1990)

    Gulf War
    (1990–1991)

    Iraqi No-Fly Zone Enforcement
    (1991–2003)

    First Intervention in the Somali Civil War
    (1992–1995)

    Bosnian War
    (1992–1995)

    Intervention in Haiti
    (1994–1995)

    Kosovo War
    (1998–1999)

    Operation Infinite Reach
    (1998)

    War in Afghanistan
    (2001–present)

    Iraq War
    (2003–2011)

    War in North-West Pakistan
    (2004–present)

    War in Somalia
    (2007–present)

    Operation Ocean Shield
    (2009–2016)

    American-Led intervention in Libya
    (2011)

    Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency
    (2011-2017)

    American-Led intervention in Iraq
    (2014–2017)

    American-Led intervention in Syria
    (2014–present)

    Yemeni Civil War
    (2015–present)

    American intervention in Libya
    (2015–present)

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    just another symptom of failing US empire hahahaha