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.