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Brereton Report on Australian war crimes in Afghanistan

“Culture” is identified as a cause. However, not as an inherent problem aiming to coerce. Bad culture, lack of command and reporting failures are identified as systemic, but not that a standing military is basically wrong.

There is also a new flavor of triangulation–“blooding” which involves new arrivals committing a random killing to validate themselves as part of the team. Guilt as a bond.


Good idea!

Wonder if they are aware of the concept of human husbandry and the likelihood that the incarcerated merely serve as reminders of what the culture of obedience expects. What makes triangulation such a constant success is the innocence of the victims.