Otherwise Titled: Our 21st Century Paratrooper (Allen Ness) Updates this 20th Century Garritrooper (Vassar) about Sexual Misconduct in the Modern Military
My comment: Damn! Anything that interferes with the harmony and cohesion of this organic team, off with their heads.
False accusations of rape/sexual harassment are running amok in the Army these days. Half the lawmakers see the Army as the Defense of our Nation the other half see’s it as a petri dish for their social justice programs, and in the #MeToo era the Services feel real political pressure to support powerful and corrupt political leadership. Ring-knockers, Block-checkers and Ass-kissers abound. The last Democrat administration put a concerted effort into taking all the testosterone out of the Officers corps, replacing them with the personality types I listed above.
Banning sex during deployments didn’t help any. First off a good rule for those in command is to “Never give an order you know will be disobeyed.” 75% of an Infantry Platoon is under the age of 21, you do the math. An unforeseen consequence of the banning is that once they’re caught they’re both guilty of breaking the ban, unless it was rape. People will do amazing things in pursuit of an Honorable Discharge. Even lie about rape. It would have been far better to use the old fashioned and out of style “Big Boy Rules” Roughly, “You can have sex if you want to, I don’t give a rat’s ass. But know this, the first time, the first time, there ain’t no strike two so don’t even think about strike three. This is combat, not f*ckin baseball. The first time anything negative shows up, someone gets pregnant and has to redeploy, a stateside husband or wife emails, a congress person asks for an investigation, anytime anything negative occurs I only know one penalty. Max ‘im. Any f*cking questions?” Worst case scenario, youi have max out three dumbasses. By the third even the dumbest troop is going to take every precaution to ensure a smooth, quiet, trouble and public-drama free deployment relationship. All but the dumbest troops are just going to swear off it. It’s only a year, you can stand on your head in a bucket of shit for a year.
Of course my solution would require impartiality. All the guilty parties, all of the Troopers involved in causing the problem, both male and female, would have to be maxed out. Including false accusers, especially false accusers. Max ’em out on a Big Chicken Dinner.