Accession Number:

ADA499933

Title:

Military Review: The Professional Journal of the U.S. Army, September-October 2008

Descriptive Note:

Journal

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMBINED ARMS CENTER FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

FEATURE Discipline, Punishment, and Counterinsurgency See page 10 ... Just as commanders are responsible for the climate in their units, so the Army as an institution is responsible for the moral climate it fosters. In this article, I will outline some of the contradictions and ambiguities in Army regulations ARs and field manuals FMs that make it difficult for leaders to understand the distinction between corrective training and punishment. I will argue that ARs, case law, the Office of the Inspector General, and higher-echelon commanders have, nonetheless, made it clear that such a distinction exists and must be respected. Failure to recognize and respect this distinction can and often does lead to illegal abuses of authority.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE