From day one, the press will be searching for signs of acrimony or insubordination.
That kind of insubordination, he said, “would have extreme negative impacts on U.S. and NATO troops in the field.”
Now one might explain away the insubordination as standard trash talk among stressed-out warriors.
Inspections, harsh penalties for misconduct, and consequences for insubordination were the norm.
But the latter was desperate, and with the other generals was displaying a wilfulness bordering on (p. 205) insubordination.
Two days earlier he would not have dreamed of such a piece of insubordination.
Deacon got a District Court Martial and was charged with insubordination.
The inference that there had been insubordination is inevitable.
Death was the immediate penalty of any show of insubordination, and the whip of their taskmasters kept them to their work.
Heaven knew what amount of insubordination might spring out of it!