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  •  Personally, I wouldn't be surprised (0+ / 0-)

    if he was set up to fail. Not to fail this spectacularly or stupidly, and certainly not publicly, but, come on.  He was probably supposed to set up some sort of namby-pamby program that appeared to address the issue, without doing anything to change the core culture.  

    If they really wanted to change the core culture - if they really valued all of their servicemembers, not just the glory hounds, the jocks and the fast-trackers, they would change the culture.  They're capable of doing this - we saw it when DADT was repealed.  They just don't want to.

    Not that anyone asked me, but as an OD professional, I would say what they really need is for some four-star to take this on as its champion, get a three- or two-star woman to run it and to kick patootie and take names.  Let's see if they do it.

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