As seen recently in Misawa in response to the new curfew rules;
The second order effect of a leadership failure. Don't drink at a casual rate ... no ... there is an early cut-off time, slam 'em home quickly and in volume!
Group punishment like this only reinforces the opposite message we want to the host country. Group punishment says, "The problem is us, all of us." as opposed to the reality, "The problem is that we have some bad individuals who have taken it upon themselves to be criminals."
Well, I believe the problem is the fact that there are bad individuals doing bad things. Do the leadership in Japan think that there isn't a problem with individuals, but that the problem is American Sailors as a whole - all of us? That is how it reads from here. If so, we have much larger problems.
Hat tip M.
UPDATE: Looks like someone launched the ready JAG. Let' see, US citizens on US soil ... and ...
----- Original Message -----
From: [redacted] CAPT USN CTF76
Sent: Mon Dec 03 08:22:11 2012
Subject: C7F Liberty Direction
Skippers, Previous direction to enforce the C7F policy in Guam is rescinded. C7F will clarify guidance in a forthcoming message.
Thanks for your patience.
CAPT [redacted] [redacted], USN N01, Chief of Staff
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