July 27th, 2010  
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Originally Posted by A Can of Man
Well, it appears that the vast majority of the leaks came from one person... some Private Bradley Manning.
The good news is that none of this information really seems to be anything new.
That is correct. This Private Manning has not taken his clearance seriously enough. There will be consequences for him.

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Originally Posted by A Can of Man
Also, this would be a great time for the US military to get it's SH1T together and make sure that no one below E-6 gets to see anything worth half a damn, as well as improve computer security. Technology is important but what's more important is how it's run by people. You can have the most sophisticated stuff but if your guy sets the password to "0000" and has it written on a post-it stuck under the monitor, it's really no good.
EVERYONE that deploys OCONUS is required by regulation to have a SECRET clearance. If the soldier had access to the secret info when he logged on there is a full page warning about compromising information which you have to acknowledge before you are allowed access.
There is a lot of other training required prior to deployment as well. Bottom line is the soldier willfully disregarded the warnings and leaked the info. He will have to pay the price now.

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Originally Posted by A Can of Man
Also, honest to God there's got to be better ways to deal with rejects. This "treat them fairly" BS is going too far. If a commander sees a guy unable and unwilling to do his job, he should be able to give recommendations to have the guy dishonorably discharged in a hurry. Maybe an Officer's recommendation with signatures from two or three NCOs ranking E-5 and above should do the trick.
Agree. The problem is that alot of NCO's do "verbal" counseling so that they don;t have to do paperwork. When the soldier continues to perform badly, there is no record of the bad behavior. Remember that in the Army, If it aint written down, it never happened. So the commanders hands are tied because te regulations REQUIRE a pattern of misconduct or failure to follow established SOP's.

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Originally Posted by Gman88
Respectfully, frankly I'm not too sure having soldiers think independently is a good thing for any army. They're supposed to follow orders, not think about them.
It is expected that soldiers will follow their orders. However, we are also trained to consider the consequences of the orders we are given. And if given an illegal or unlawful order we are obligated to not follow it.


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