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Some things are highly important and were always important but war has let us slip.  Command supply discipline is a perfect example.  We should never have lost our accountability and we need to relearn these procedures.  But, in many other ways the Army let go of certain systems and standards because they just weren’t important.  Why would an officer stay after 11 years of war just to watch the Army start telling him his hair that is within regs is all of the sudden too long, his soldiers need to go practice drill and ceremony daily though they haven’t marched in years and his company needs one standard for placement of gear on body armor?  Is he really likely to believe that will instill the discipline that keeps men alive when he did without this stuff in combat and still kept men alive?

There's a real struggle within the military right now about its future, isn't there?

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