Reasonable Justice…

“‘Men demand a reasonable degree of justice. They expect a leader to be fair and understanding. A single act of glaring injustice will injure his prestige and influence. Men must trust their leader in order to follow him.” “The Human Element in War,” by Major General Charles P. Summerall, Chief of Staff of the US… Read More

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Evil & Expediency…

“No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.” Theodore Roosevelt (1858 to 1919) The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He also served as the 25th Vice President of… Read More

British Army Position Paper on the Mental Health of Armed Forces’ Veterans (2014)

You can read the British Army’s position and evidence on veterans’ mental health below: The Mental Health of Armed Forces’ Veterans, GOC Support Command (2014-01-08). General Position The majority of personnel do make a successful transition to civilian life, although a small percentage struggle. The general position is as follows: Veterans are generally robust people… Read More

1980s and 90s, and US Shock Incarceration Programmes

Such was the hope for shock incarceration programmes in US prisons that young, non-violent offenders could be diverted from a life outside the law using the same tactics successfully employed by the military to turn civilians into soldiers.  This reliance on a military atmosphere still provokes controversy over boot camp programmes, with proponents arguing that… Read More