Category talk:Military scandals
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Btw, what is "military scandal"?
"List of military controversies" has everything from the Holocaust to Iraqi insurgency. Which of these are "military scandals" and why? ("Military scandals" aren't even mentioned in Scandal article.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 13:31, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
- Article scandal tells: A scandal is a widely publicized incident that involves allegations of wrongdoing, disgrace, or moral outrage. I think this is exactly right. A scandal is simply a highly publicized controversial event (if allegations are true or not is irrelevant). If such events involve military, they belong here. Not every "controversy" is a scandal because it may not be highly publicized.Biophys (talk) 17:55, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
The Holocaust should not be here. "Military Scandal" implies the involvement of military forces. The Holocaust was carried out by the SS, which was not part of the German military. It was a secret police arm. Further, I don't think that "conspiracy theories", particularly ones that gained currency decades after the events in question, should be in this category. It's quite easy to "widely publicize" something without a shred of validity (see Dihydrogen_monoxide, so merely being widely distributed is not a valid criterion, for inclusion. I think that a certain amount of support for a theory should be required. LordShonus (talk) 12:49, 28 November 2008 (UTC)