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Saturday, April 10, 2004
If Yee has a problem with any of this, the Army has advised him to keep it to himself. This week his commander wrote Yee, advising him to squelch any ``adverse criticism'' or face possible discipline.
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What Yee has received from higher-ups is a memorandum from the commander at his new assignment near Seattle advising him to be careful what he says in public.
``Speech that undermines the effectiveness of loyalty, discipline, or unit morale is not constitutionally protected'' under military law, Lieutenant Colonel Marvin Whitaker said in the memo released by Fidell.
``Adverse criticism'' of the military ``that is disloyal or disruptive to good order and discipline'' is also restricted.
What in the world could Yee possibly say that might be the least bit critical of the military?