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regimental amnesia

regimental amnesia
 n.— «Military cases, he acknowledges, bring special problems: the “appalling and needless death of Baha Musa” had exposed the issue of “what is known as regimental amnesia,” in which witnesses were inclined to forget where their loyalty lay when it came to giving evidence, forgetting it was to the “truth of the situation.”» —“Bruce Houlder, QC, the top criminal silk taking on the Armed Forces” by Frances Gibb Times (London, England, United Kingdom) Jan. 8, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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