As a former Army Officer I can tell you that 2LT Pantano failed several of the fundamentals of handling POWs. We are trained - the "4 Ss" - to secure, separate, safeguard and speed (to POW collection / interrogation points). The reason we safeguard and speed them to where they can be interrogated is that they represent potential intelligence sources. In the case of the two murdered POWs they could have been very valuable assets had they not been killed. Strictly from a tactical/strategic standpoint this was a very poor failure in leadership/example (from a 30 year old with previous tactical experience) and morally it was off the map. This is not an example of what we need to be sending to Congress. For those in the 7th district that wish to vote for a morally upright, experienced conservative who knows the district I suggest Congressman McIntyre. He's proven, dedicated and has a great staff, both in the district as well as Washington.
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