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UCLA AIR FORCE ROTC Detachment 055 12 Mar 10 MEMORANDUM FOR AFROTC DET 055/CC FROM: 055 AFROTC CW/XX SUBJECT: Servicemen Free Speech 1. Military members are required to remain silent on matters of policy when speaking to the public. There are arguments suggesting why this requirement is detrimental to democracy, but it is crucial to military mission success. The attached position paper discusses the various issues pertaining to the free speech rights of military personnel. 2. The arguments against the censorship policy center around how it is an undemocratic practice that forces military members to stay silent on matters that directly affect them. For, instance, military members are not allowed to make statements against a policy to the public that they may disagree with, a policy that could, in turn, get them killed. Given that freedom of speech is fundamental enough to our democracy to be made our First Amendment, some argue that it is counter-democratic to silence military members.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. The arguments for the restriction on freedom of speech center on its importance for the correct functioning of the military system. Even though military members are required to give up their freedoms, they do so in order to operate more cohesively and prevent clashing of politics within the armed forces. The current policy ensures that military members are able to focus on the mission at hand and not the politics of the conflict, therefore able to fight effectively preserving our nation. 4. The current policy reflects the best interests of our nation. As it is, the policy helps reduces casualties and ensure the military functions the best it possibly can. 5. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 310-123-4567 or email at [email protected] . AWS M. CADET, C/Lt Col, AFROTC Vice Commander, 55th AFROTC Cadet Wing...
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course AERO 140 taught by Professor Williamperis during the Fall '11 term at UCLA.

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