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- Apr 3, 2020
I'm pretty sure the grunts are told why their particular operation is useful to the overall strategy. But in any case, the escape plan is a tactical one and would most definitely be shared with the crew even if their lives didn't immediately depend on that plan.Addendum_Forthcoming said:That's patently false. 'Grunts' are given a debrief of the theatre. Battlefield conditions. Likely opposition. Composition of enemy forces in theatre. Assignment of roles. The nature of the fight. Intelligence on enemy movements. A rundown of possible engagement sectors.crimson5pheonix said:Poe is part of the crew and yes, modern military doctrine is to have everyone from the generals to the grunts know the strategy and tactical plans. And if he still mutinied at that point, there'd be no way to blame Holdo and it wouldn't be any worse than what did happen. Using hindsight is a bit unfair, but Holdo is a fascist anyway.
They aren't given a total run down of strategy. Mainly because that is well above their paygrade, and military operations are often planned for years. Besides, it's not even in your job detail. It's the commander's top priority to guarantee the safety and security of their soldiers in the pursuit of victory in the field.
I doubt that since there was no way off the planet they were going to.Holdo, if she survived, will only have been thinking about how many letters she would have to give a personal spin on to family members of the deceased summed up as; "One of my pilots got your child killed while disobeying an order. Soz."
I mean, Star Wars has always been on some level dumb. It's only now trying to pretend logistics and conduct matter.This is what makes Luke Skywalker's actions on Endor so utterly fucked up ... but apparently no one seems to bring up his gross immorality of surrendering to enemy forces before the fight even begins... If people still get shot for gross dereliction of duty, Luke Skywalker is a candidate.
Imagine him trying to explain himself to a Rebel court-martial.
"Hey ... like ... you know. I think my old man detected our presence approaching the moon, so I decided to talk to him prior the battle."
"Wait -- you engaged with enemy officers for a chat, after jeopardizing the operation, and in the process were captured--?"
"Well ... not so much captured as surrendered..."
"Wait--Okay, no. I literally can't think of any possible thing you can say to assuage what I'm feeling right now."
Yet conspicuously that is never brought up...