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Army must keep its pledge to end boot camp violence

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How are new conscripts being taught military discipline? In not one but two YouTube videos that went viral last week, the public was outraged to see privates being repeatedly kicked and slapped in the face and trampled hard in the back and torso as punishment for disobedience. 

In one of the videos, two young men were stripped nearly naked, their hands bound behind their backs. They were forced to the floor while being kicked around by the trainers.

That the physical assaults took place in the open shows that such violence is considered a normal thing in military camps.

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