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Hagel digs deep into military ethics problem: When troops are caught cheating on tests, commanders o... #airforce

Hagel digs deep into military ethics problem: When troops are caught cheating on tests, commanders o... #airforce

When troops are caught cheating on tests, commanders often call it an “integrity issue.” When commanders are fired for misconduct involving booze and women, it’s often referred to as a “character issue.” Some experts say that isolates the problem — and limits the amount of blame to be spread around. “The military is locked into this ‘character’ and ‘integrity’ talk as the default way to talk about these problems,” said Martin Cook, who teaches military ethics at the Naval War College in Rhode Island. The result is that blame falls on the moral failings of a few individuals, while questions about broader institutional problems — poor training, toxic command climates, flawed personnel policies and deeper cultural issues — never get raised, Cook said. “If you consider that there may be some other environmental factors behind this, it greatly expands the aperture for who is re...

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