15 July 2010

CH-BOLC Day 40 (Phase 1)

0545 – Had a prayer breakfast! Our prayer breakfast team has been meeting and planning for this event since almost the beginning of CH-BOLC! We invited our drill SGT to attend as well (Thornborough). I didn’t see anyone welcoming him at the door so I went up to him and talked to him for a while. He’s a pretty neat guy – I highly respect his dedication to the Army and to his job as a Drill SGT. Everything at the breakfast went really well! The food was good, the choir was great, and the fellowship was good!
After the breakfast we had an official AAR (After Action Review) with some of the superiors. I think the AAR was pretty lame – I felt that the criticisms that we gave to the prayer breakfast committee was shallow - something about the food choices not being enough?! Seriously!
After this we gave official briefings – I had mine with CH Lamb – I was really pleased with my feedback.
I then conducted my field service outside. Although I had it video-taped, I think the camera was flipped upside-down, so I need to figure out how to flip the video on my computer!

1200 - Lunch – took back unused uniform and stuff to clothing store. Got some money back!
1300 – “The Just War Tradition” – CH Hart – (wrote his dissertation on the war between political Islamic groups and their culture)
*Books to read: “War and Christian Ethics” – original source of material – good book; “Just and Unjust War” (another Christian book); “Arguing About War” – fast read! “Just War Against Terror”

Just war is not Army doctrine, but the basis of UCMJ
What is a just cause for war?
- recovery of property, defense against violence, denial of transit, response to rebellion
What is the difference between pre-emptive strike and preventative?
- preemptive is a strike where was has been declared; preventative war not declared yet
Is war a necessary evil? Thomas Aquinas
- We had a moment of silence for a 56M who recently died
Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello:
- Abu Ghraib story

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