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This paper critically examines Order 1 which bans the consumption of alcohol on military bases. According to the paper, this regulation is difficult to enforce and therefore ineffective. Various reasons are presented regarding why Order 1 does not work, particularly that it is widely ignored by military personnel. The paper does point out, however, why the order was instituted and its original intention. Then, it uses the example of Camp Bonsteel to show why Order 1 does not work. The paper concludes by stating that General Order 1 is ineffective because it is virtually impossible to enforce.
From the Paper:"General Order 1 is widely ignored and is substantially impossible to police efficiently. Instead of eliminating alcohol consumption among enlisted personnel, General Order 1 merely forces them to fulfill their desire for alcohol off the base, invariably increasing rather than decreasing the range and potential seriousness of problems associated with drinking. While the stated purpose of General Order 1 is perfectly valid, the actual impact of the restriction is more likely to undermine rather than further continual readiness, force protection capabilities, security, health, and welfare of U.S. forces. Similarly, instead of enhancing U.S. relations in the region in a more productive and sanctioned manner, the restriction imposed against alcohol consumption on base actually eliminates potentially positive opportunities to further its stated purpose in that regard in at least two different ways."
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Order 1 and Drinking on Base (2012, January 17) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/order-1-and-drinking-on-base-149991/
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