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TRADOC and new war deployments for U.S. soldiers

Posted: November 20th, 2007, 10:29 am
by Zlatko Waterman
Haven't been to war yet, soldier? You're about to get on the plane for Iraq.

The story: ( in ARMY TIMES) ... t_071118p/

I particularly like the general's comment that "wearing a shoulder patch . . ."
will "lend credibility" to the combat situation . . .

I wonder how many bullets cross his desk headed for his vital organs every morning?

War is conceived of by old men and fought by very young men.

37,000 eligible to earn their patches ( and their bandages, body bags and coffins . . .)

I lost several members of my highschool graduating class ( class of '63) in the Vietnam War-- some personal friends.


Posted: November 20th, 2007, 3:41 pm
by jimboloco
This is why I got out of the military, the culture of the organization is geared towards fulfilling the combat mission as a means to add credibility without valuing what that combat mission entails, just the opportunity for combat, an imperial bunch of servants to the neo-cons.