No problem at all. It's interesting to pursue the tangents at times. I think the only way to begin to break down this aspect of the dominance hierarchy in the military is to do more what the Delta team does, and have that be the norm. Right now there is a disincentive to acknowledge problems because doing so reflects poorly on whomever is in charge. If instead, acknowledging problems with an eye to making a better unit (or whatever size the person in command is in charge of) would create a less dysfunctional system. The same goes for penalizing and stigmatizing people for having mental or emotional health issues. It means that they just don't self-report and their issues then fester and wreak havoc. Better to create a climate where vulnerability is seen as strength and not weakness. Which is where Dr. Brown comes in - yet another story idea on the list.

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