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An article from today's NYT OpEd Page about General Morrison in Australia has this quote from him:

"Armies, he said, that "revel in their separateness from civil society, that value the male over the female, that use their imposed values to exclude those who don't fit the particular traits of the dominant group, who celebrate the violence that is integral to my profession rather than seeking ways to contain it — they do nothing to distinguish the soldier from the brute."

General Morrison, who you might remember from this video, was speaking at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict - the forum Angelina Jolie is hosting. Another quote from him(relating to a soldier's witnessing rape):

"I have deliberately excluded a third choice, to be a bystander while others commit sexual violence. There are no bystanders — the standard you walk past is the standard you accept."


This is the kind of leader that the US Armed Forces need.

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