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Jessep: Maybe we as officers have a responsibility to this country to see that the men and women charged with its security are trained professionals. Yes. I’m certain I once read that somewhere. And now I’m thinking that your suggestion of transferring Santiago, while expeditious, and certainly painless, might not be in a manner of speaking, the American way. Santiago stays where he is. We’re gonna train the lad. You’re in charge, Jon. Santiago doesn’t make 4,6 – 4,6 on his next fitness report, I’m gonna blame you. Then I’m going to kill you.
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