Sunday, February 10, 2013

SFA and Mali - A Lack of Ethics Training?

One commentator provides his insight on the reports of ethics violations and human rights abuses perpetrated by the Mali army. He proposes that military training missions incorporate ethics and human rights training into Security Force Assistance training missions. While he poses a sound case one wonders if it is a practical solution for third world armies. These armies will do what they want to do once the training team departs - in this case, the Mali Army taking part in human rights abuses during the course of military operations and defecting to the insurgency.  You can read his article online - "US Security Force Assistance in Africa: Human Rights, Ethics Training a Must", Small Wars Journal, February 6, 2013.

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