Leaks, Leakers and other Losers — and — “US Navy skippers saying ‘no’ to missions when they’re not ready for them. Huh?”

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Can you imagine a situation where the things that were discussed in a “small group” meeting about significant issues was leaked on a regular basis to the media?  Where your comments were placed into the public record like they were meant for the public?  Bushido violations, but all in the realm of “regular order” for our national politicians.

We keep seeing two themes when we look at articles about “what’s wrong with the Navy’s surface fleet?”  (1)  Sleep deprivation — which we all know is bullshit; and (2) Skippers telling their commanding officers that they are “not mission capable” and pushing back on missions.  We’ll explore item #2 with LtCol Rob Schwarz, USMC (ret) — aka “Montana Man” — who was the Executive Officer of Regimental Combat Team-1 (2010-2011) in Afghanistan that had as many as five different battalions operating underneath its umbrella.  Is a higher headquarters ignorant of the training and logistical readiness of its subordinate units?  Hmmmmmmm.