We appear to be on the cusp of another pointless and futile deployment of forces to Haiti simply because some losers were able to sneak into his house and blow away the president of that dismal failed shithole. A moron like Biden would always believe that helping out in the failed states is our mission but never seem deterred by its 100% failure rate over the last 200 years. Of course morons like him also believe that Cuba and Venezuela are popular democracies led by democrats with sterling credentials that any democrat could and would admire.
Sadly, the US military has been entirely taken over by soft-headed brain dead losers like Biden. I saw it crawl into being in Bosnia and reach full fruition in Iraq and Afghanistan as SEALS and other hard men were whipped into shape by pussies that would sooner believe a haji taliban than accept that the warriors had to leave marks on fighters they took prisoner. I think Biden, his poodle moron at DoD and his pussywhipped generals and admirals are all set to send humanitarian forces to Haiti to 'stabilize' the jello underlying the democratic regime that does exactly what the Clinton foundation tells it to. It won't be pretty.
Last time we stabilized the foul smelling mess that is Haiti we sent in the Army and Marines. I used to sip wine with the plugged in but retired Army general and we'd swap stories. Mine would be about a Marine patrol that was threatened by a group of Haitians on a porch that pointed weapons at the Marine patrol and got blown away for their trouble. The Army patrols would wait until the enemy fired at them to return fire and suffered casualties every day. Oddly, the Marines didn't suffer any casaulties.
The point of USMC digicam mania later became clear and obvious. The Marines wanted the stupid SOBs to know the difference between shooting or fucking with warriors and fucking or shooting at army pogues. You could shoot the latter all day but the Marines were altogether different. It won't be like that anymore. I suspect the Corps has been promoting pussies to general officer for 2 decades now and selected the same kind of horrible shower of shit the Army has been selecting for general officer since Clinton. Too bad. Now the Marines will find out what it's like with no topcover and fallen under Army SJA and generals. The SEALS found out how that worked 20 years ago in Afghanistan and Iraq. They had the likes of craven McCraven providing overwatch and it never ended well. Vindication after the trials and courts martial isn't anything at all like not going through those charades of misjustice at all.
I have not been following the news but I think I saw that we're closer now to taking all female complaints out of the hands of the chain of command and turning them over to congressionally appointed investigators from the same regime as all the TITLE IX investigators at colleges and universities. They're going to do to the military what they did to the schools. 400,000 fewer male applicants to college and university than last decade. We're going to have a 70% all fem identifying armed forces here in the not too quick. They will get what they richly deserve on the battlefields of tomorrow.
It is impossible to prove anything in an Article 15 hearing. No proof is required from the outset. The accused can refute the charges and it helps if they have evidence but the actual charges need not be supported by anything. If they change the UCMJ to allow outside parties the privileges of Captain's Mast/Office Hours/Article 15 hearings, then the accused are screwed right from the initiation of charges. If they go the other route and all such accusations are treated to Courts Martial then the path is opened to massive miscarriage and failure to apply justice. Sitting on such a court, I would need actual evidence if I was going to convict and in the absence of anything but an accusation, I would almost always vote to acquit. I could do no less.
Mast was a route to good order and discipline. Courts Martial are the path to justice and are required to follow the hard road of evidence, chain of custody, witness depositions, etc. They are two enormously different things with enormously different purposes and intent.