I know what you're saying Paddy, I know a lot of rehabilitating soldiers were posted as camp guards and, if you speak to them, swear they were just perimeter guards and were never a party to or had knowledge of what went on inside the camps. Are they to be believed? Your guess, as they say. Anyway, it wasn't these chaps I was referring to, there were some pretty infamous names. If I can I will look them up again and post them.
As to your first point, I, personally, think the Nato powers have become way too soft in general. far too many journalists are up at the front line, with the troops,watching, with the sole intention of reporting back any slight infraction of the rules of engagement, nevermind what the terrorists/ freedom fighters do.( by this I don't mean we should go round killing people willy nilly) I think it is the same with the shady world of spying as well. The freedom of information makes covering up things more difficult than in previous years, never a good thing in the kind of job they do.