Is it? Seems more of a trite observation, really; if an organisation's rife with corruption, one might presume its procedures for preventing corruption are defective as a cause and a result.
There is a lot to be said about military brass sweeping dirt under the rug. Right now military brass is writhing at the thought of sexual assault cases could very well end up going straight to a civilian's desk. For DECADES military brass has at best been negligent and at worst outright dismissive when concerning sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Move past Manning for a moment, what if someone had classified proof of wrong doing, just exactly who would they go to without breaching non-disclosure agreements inherent to classified materials? Who would see the report? Who could stop it?
It is well-documented that military brass has gone to great lengths to cover up or diminish something as trivial (comparatively) as sexual assault, at what lengths would they go to cover up a war crime?
-NW Edited, Jun 18th 2013 7:04am by NaughtyWord
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