I remember way back in 1966 when I was going through MP School at Ft Gordon, Georgia. A couple of us slackers forgot to shave one morning and were called out by our crusty old sergeant. As punishment, we had to shave with a rusty blade and without water. That was back then.
But today, we live in a world where Nidal Hasan (a major, no less) goes on a murder rampage in the name of jihad, and it is classified as "workplace violence". Awaiting trial, Hasan has refused to shave, something all soldiers are required to do. Finally, a military appeals court-a military appeals court- has decided that Hasan can be forcibly shaved.
I wonder where that crusty old sergeant is now that we need him.