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Patt Morrison for August 28, 2012




United States Marine Corps senior drill instructor Staff Sergeant Hugo Cherena (C) of Waterbury, Connecticut addresses his recruits during boot camp March 7, 2007 at Parris Island, South Carolina. The Department of Defense has asked Congress to increase the size of the Marine Corps by 27,000 troops and the Army by 65,000 over the next five years.
United States Marine Corps senior drill instructor Staff Sergeant Hugo Cherena (C) of Waterbury, Connecticut addresses his recruits during boot camp March 7, 2007 at Parris Island, South Carolina. The Department of Defense has asked Congress to increase the size of the Marine Corps by 27,000 troops and the Army by 65,000 over the next five years.
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American military authorities disciplined six members of the Army and three non-commissioned Marine officers on Monday for two separate incidents. Patt checks the facts on these punishments and weighs the political and moral implications of these controversial military episodes. And, they’re called green on blue attacks, Afghan soldiers killing NATO ones. What are those personal and cultural conflicts they talking about that make for murder? Is it military discipline? Resentment at the American presence? Plus, Ayn Rand worked in Hollywood, writing screenplays of her work and others’ – so how good, or bad, are her movies? Roll ‘em, next time.