What civilians don't get about Eddie Gallagher

The case of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher continues to draw interest.  Where possible, this sort of thing should be handled quietly and off to the side to avoid public opinion influencing decisions.  You risk being too harsh or not harsh enough, based on the slings and arrows from the many who have opinions based on ideology rather than evidence, witnesses, experience, and informed psychology. When a subordinate officer was accused of similar behavior to Gallagher's, George Patton called it "chickens s---," and I agree with him.  You have to rein in the shoot-'em-up cowboys who want to ride in with guns blazing, killing and maiming indiscriminately, but you don't want to deflate the hard chargers who might get carried away in the heat of the moment.  These latter are the ones who win battles and save American lives.  You can never have too many of them. From what I've read, Eddie Gallagher was one of...(Read Full Post)
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