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SDF punishes 5 members for mishandling state secrets

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Really? No wonder the U.S. has misgivings about how Japan handles classified information. I wouldn't trust these clowns or the government with my house keys.

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dbsaiya. you beat me to it. Just a few days before there was an article how the US felt Japan was not reliable enough to trust them with classified information. Well here you have exhibit 1!

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The lieutenant colonel was serving as a commander of a GSDF unit on the northernmost of Japan's main islands at the time, and had intended "to raise the spirits" of the unit, the ministry said.

So what this Lieutenant Colonel do is providing the member of that northernmost unit about actual plan when Japan there is actual contingency happening during drill. It's make sense, being stationed in north during winter that can be a challenge, so he need any way he could find to raise their spirit and that drill is not just some drill to kill the time.

https://japannews.yomiuri.co.jp/editorial/yomiuri-editorial/20240427-182789/

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With population decline, less people willing to join military in Japan. that Lieutenant Colonel try a way to keep personnel. However Japanese administration and bureaucrat just know how to make things harder.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/10/15/japan/sdf-recruitment-struggle/

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These sort of incidents happen all the time.

I remember in Iraq, there was an incident were literal truckloads of sensitive documents were thrown out in the regular trash. The locals would always rummage through US military trash, and some street vendor was found grilling fish with flight plans and airspace control maps.

Another time some locals somehow got their hands on a shipment of 5.56 ammo and AT4s. Then they tried to sell them back to us… SMH

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BeerDeliveryGuyToday  08:22 am JST

Another time some locals somehow got their hands on a shipment of 5.56 ammo and AT4s. Then they tried to sell them back to us… SMH

atleast they tried to sell it back. And not the Taliban. LoL I’d love to know how the heck you lose a “shipment “ of live rounds and AT4s.someone’s head probably rolled for that one.

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atleast they tried to sell it back. And not the Taliban. LoL I’d love to know how the heck you lose a “shipment “ of live rounds and AT4s.someone’s head probably rolled for that one.

I don’t think the T-Ban had much of a demand for 5.56mm. At least not until someone left 300,000 M-4s and M-270s in Afghanistan. Lol

But seriously, there was some major sus and shady stuff going on during the latter stages of the war and occupation.

If I remember correctly, the bulk of our materiel was coming through Air Force logistic hubs in Kuwait. And in the process of getting that stuff to bases and outposts in Iraq, there were civilians and local labor involved. So its completely conceivable that some shipments got “mishandled.”

I do distinctively remember street merchants selling that Korean brand PX bottled water, from entire pallets still sealed in shrink wrap, and other stuff that I’m more than sure was acquired by less than legal means.

Outpost and patrol commanders would have literal backpacks full of cash to bribe local mafia…. I mean “elders.”

So yeah, there was a lot of shady stuff going on in winning hearts and minds.

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