“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation” -James Madison

Friday, December 09, 2005

One Marine's observations

Over at Atlas Shrugs I found a great
post on one Marine's view of various US weaponry, insurgent tactics, and overall morale. Some great info there, especially for Og, Grog, and Zog (inside family joke).

I found the most interesting part to be the soldiers' preference for the WWII/Vietnam-era weaponry over the more modern tech. Reliability is the key to survival in close-quarters fighting, and the old stuff simply works better, doesn't jam up as easily, handles the elements, and kills more bad guys. Yeah, I love the videos of push-button videogame weaponry as much as the next guy, but when the guys in front are asking for old-fashioned Killems, one should pay attention.


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