The last i could figure the Taliban has zero chance of attacking the US
That's up to the commander but these men still said "I will die for you"!!
I don't receive the daily Intel reports but I know we have a anti war president who does and he feels it is necessary to have the troop presence we do. I'm not here to debate war or no war I'm just here to support the men who say yes and say that I am disgusted with everyone who is so quick to shake their finger at our troops and beat their chest as if their better. We are fine with them pulling the trigger and blowing the enemies brains out but are against urine.
Why is this a BIG issue, I don't really understand. The enemy can hang our troops, drag their bodies & mutilate them, & decapitate heads, AND this MAKES NEWS???? Give me a break :aargh4:
Same with the helmets they are all over the place.
The Army does the same thing with what they call designated Marksmen they get a bit of training on the M14 use but do not attend the full sniper course. I should know I ship a lot off to it.
To listen to the news you would think that half the Army and marine corps were snipers, it is just not the case.
Regardless of what the other side does we must take the higher ground. Granted we have had our problems but for the most part we have done well in our history.
Part of what happened was a failure of leadership. Bet that an NCO fell short on this one or it would not have happen, would have been stopped or darn sure would not have ebded up on youtube.
There are a few here that will understand this a leaders position require they maintain control of their soldier/Marines conduct. When things like this happen there is often warning signs it is coming. I do not have all night nor would you bother to read how many times I had to hold a soldier back from a mission or two, rotate out an NCO for a bit because you could see the line was becoming blurred for them. IT HAPPENS it is up to leadership to prevent this. Until this got out in the world it could have been an Article 15 not the end of the world by any means for them but enough to make it clear it was not proper conduct. But now the press and public pressure is going to make it very hard on them harder than it should be.
It is not being worried about the dead terrorist. It is about up holding an oath we take. It is not about who or what they are but who and what we are.
When it is over and you go home you sleep much better at night knowing you did what was right.
There is no "winning" these kinds of wars.
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We saw this coming as I stated If i was counseling them I would tell them PTSD ans shut up here it is. That is the only defense they have
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The M14 308 is know for dropping a target and at ranges of 700-800 meters doing it very well. It is also a weapon that most can quickly lean to hit targets at that range.
To big to heavy for close order combat it still has it's place so they dug them out and out them to work.