Is Stephen Smith right in standing up to the Defence forces brass?
Look at countries where the Army is too big for its boots, eg Indonesia & Egypt (even now after the Arab Spring). Shouldn't our armed forces be accountable to Australians through our parliament and Minister?
Asked By: Mai - 3/13/2012
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Answered By: iansand - 3/13/2012
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Answered By: broken hill phil - 3/13/2012
The army is the servant of the government of the day & as such has to follow government policy but the minister is no expert on military affairs & should take advice from the leaders of the defence forces... To not do so could be seen as both arrogant & ignorant !
Answered By: Aussie - 3/13/2012
Yes. I'm sure he'd defer to them on combat issues, but he has to take responsibility for the daily running of the forces.
Answered By: Sheila - 3/13/2012
Yes he is insofar as the misbehaviour of some recruits are concerned.The defence powers that be are content to sweep it under the carpet,not caring whose lives are ruined.
Answered By: Bingalee - 3/13/2012
Steven Smith could write what he knows about soldiering on the back of his thumb nail with a four inch paint brush! His cheap political point scoring in recent months has done irreparable damage to the morale of the ADF. The man is a goose and the Prime Minister should order him to apologise to Bruce Kafer immediately... More
Answered By: ooo - 3/13/2012
Yes. It's about time we had a minister who was big enough and strong enough to stand up against an ingrained defence culture that rides roughshod over the rights of recruits and other members of the armed forces. The fact that the brass are screaming so loudly shows that he is having an effect and he should have the... More
Answered By: Ozmaniac - 3/13/2012
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Answered By: yeah its me - 3/14/2012
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