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[*] Post 411541 posted on 23-6-2010 at 18:44 Reply With Quote
Right to sack General McChrystal?



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Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 88, prohibits "Contempt Toward Officials". The text is:
"Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct."



Should government employees - of any rank/department - be allowed to have freedom of speech when they criticise their bosses about how they are being expected to do their jobs?
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[*] Post 411546 posted on 23-6-2010 at 19:36 Reply With Quote


Government employees need to be very careful about disclosing information related to their work, particularly if they are already under investigation by a government department.
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[*] Post 411556 posted on 23-6-2010 at 21:56 Reply With Quote


He made the mistake of going on the record of course and the article appeared in print so there was no way his actions could have been misinterpreted. If it had just been a rant around the watercooler it would have been quite a different scenario.
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