What's the saying? No use in crying over spilled milk? I don't think that applies to beer, cry over that shit. After a few issues the US Navy has banned drinking but on and off base in Japan. Currently there are around 18,600 sailors stationed in Japan. Idk the story at all and don't plan on finding all the details but this seems a little bit of an overreaction, no?
So someone gets a DWI and now nobody can drink? When did the Navy go soft? This is the UNITED STATES Navy, correct? This sounds like the ruling of a high school administrator who bans something stupid like flip flops, because one loser parent complains. Banning drinking for 18,600 people because of a few bad eggs seems like over kill to me.
Now I'm not condoning drinking and driving, obviously that's not cool but I mean come on, if anybody should be allowed to drink it's people in the military. They have the most important and stressful job of keeping us safe. Couldn't this turn away potential people who wanna join? Idk but drinking is awesome and having no drinking as a stipulation can often be a deal breaker. Why do you think it took me so long to finally lose weight? I had to weigh the pros and cons of still being able to drink, and not dying. It was a toss up. Now I don't want our troops (is it still called troops with the Navy?) drinking on the job, but I mean on your time off, go crazy. You're stationed in Japan what else are you supposed to do? You're really gonna not let our brave men and women have a Sake Bomb or 8 at their dinner? Man that is messed up, I know this would've never happened on Bill Clinton's watch.
P.S. Maybe it's an okay move. I know we're cool with Japan, and I don't have an issue with our friends over there but at the same time you gotta also always be on your toes, so maybe staying sober and alert isn't the worst idea. It's like getting back together with an ex who cheated on you. You may forgive, but you never forget. You know things will never be the same and always gotta keep your guard up. After all, they've been known to have a sneak attack or two before. That's the US and Japan.