10 November 2008

Exception as status quo

In August of 2005, I wrote a long post on the U.S. military's stop-loss policy (Let's stop all the hogwash about stop loss), a post that received quite a number of comments at the time and has cointinued to have weekly visitors. Many of these are probably troops that continue to be affected by the policy, over three years later. Anyone signing up for military service who continues to think that their contract has any meaning is crazy. Contracts are supposed to mutually bind both parties. With the military resorting to stop-loss as an ongoing policy for nebulous undeclared "wars," the contracts could all be printed on a two-ply square of DA Form 1 for all they matter.

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