Commentaries, written by a sergeant who’s waiting to serve in the army, and someone who’s a freelancer, first, the man who’s waiting to serve, translated…
The Department of National Defense two days ago announced that they’re changing the “Lock-Up” to “Repent” Room, and canceled the group physical trainings, and the purpose of punishment into “changing the state of minds”. This had immediately, caused a TON of questions, yesterday, the Department of National Defense changed its claims again, and ADDED the physical training of the soldiers. Not reforming the ways, seeing only the trees, and NOT the forest, had exerted the long-term effects, and the Department of National Defense MUST think things through thoroughly, before actually, implementing.
The Department of Defense took into considerations how other countries such as the United States of America had run the armed forced, learning the good points from others is a good thing, but you MUST see the whole pictures, instead of only taking the bits and pieces, otherwise, we’d become the butt of every other nation’s jokes.
The sense of honor that the American soldiers have comes from the nonstop affirmation of the President, the public’s respect, the applause from the media, so, they’re able to implement this kind of change, the way to instill that sense of honor, to make the soldiers learn the right ways of doing things, but, do we have this kind of an environment also? We’re, perhaps, setting our sights, a bit too high.
Let me make a few examples here: the President of the United States, Obama took his family home to Hawaii for Christmas, when he’d arrived to the local army stations to give the military encouragements, Obama told them, “Without your endless sacrifices, your professionalisms, and all that you do, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the freedoms we do right now. All we can do, is to let you guys know, that we have a heart, filled of gratitude toward you guys.”
Another news, thirteen American Armed Servicemen returned home from Afghanistan, transferred in Chicago. The airlines applied the company policies, gave them free upgrades as they could. There were only six seats in the First Class, but seven of the passengers gave up their seats, so the thirteen servicemen all got to ride home in First Class. ABC news network reported on this at primetime, and other media had quickly told and retold this story.
From these two small news stories, what did we see?
The president’s affirmation and honoring the servicemen, the public automatically gave up the seats in first class, the respect that the airlines had for the men, along with how high in regards, the American media held the armed services.
Do look at the stories at this angle, do NOT get trapped in the details, it would be problematic, to try to emulate conditions in other nations, the weakening of the army, is the problem of the nation’s security!
And there’s another one…
The Department of Defense two days ago, had shocked the public with its “reform” of “repentance”. Are the government officials so far off from what’s real, that they’d come up with this undoable plan. This sort of a plan should BE top secret, otherwise, if an enemy nation got a hold of this, how will we be able to stand our grounds, when we fight with them?
The army, in order to make the duties of fighting, the army trainings became the social welfare of the officers, and, if we don’t keep this training up, we’d all get killed in times of war. The soldiers who followed orders, wouldn’t forget about the rules of engagement from day to day, and the punishment for those who failed to perform, couldn’t be stopped, otherwise, when we faced the fires, wouldn’t we be going through, yet, another cycle of abuse again?
We can’t get the quotas matched using the voluntary services program, and so, we’d reduced the number of those serving in the army; the case of Hong had started the public on questioning the validity of the isolation room, and, they’d raged on about changing the systems, and since, NO man will be locked up in lock-up, IF they really DID something bad. The Hong case had impacted the Armed Forces.
And so, there IS a need for reform, but, the army IS a place, of discipline, and, if we don’t discipline the servicemen hard enough, how will they have the ability, to protect the nation? So, reform is still needed, but, how F-A-R, should the reforms go, that, would be the question, worth debating over right now.