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I can think of a million reasons why “juicy bars” should be placed off-limits (“Thinly veiled propositions,” article, Sept. 8), but here are my top three:

1. A major hit to human trafficking and prostitution. Who cares about the bar owners’ loss of revenue? Let them find a more honorable means of earning a living.

2. We preach to the soldier to be fiscally responsible, yet we allow these establishments to exist. I don’t see the point of handing over $10 a pop just to “talk.” Let’s face it, while these establishments couldn’t care less where their next buck comes from, the primary targets are junior enlisted soldiers who can least afford to hand over that type of scratch.

3. Spare the families back home from the shock when their 20-year-old son comes home with a 30-year-old pregnant wife in tow. The ladies know what they are doing, the young (and often immature) men have no idea what they just got themselves into. Your story references Camp Casey, South Korea, home of the “Stroller Brigade.” Do your research if you don’t know what that means.

Bottom line: These morally corrupt establishments provide a service that is not in keeping with the Army core values. In fact, one could argue (and win) that juicy bars detrimentally affect the mission, but more importantly, the soldier.

Maj. Pete MichaelCamp Henry, South Korea

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