Friday, October 26, 2012

About that 'bayonets and horses' crack,

I don't think any of the president's handlers ever bothered to inform him of the US Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Pickel Meadow, California. Established in 1951 to help train Marines for the cold weather conditions that they would have to fight in during the Korean War, the MWTC provides training in fighting in high altitude and cold weather conditions. The training it provides is being put to use daily in the "good war" in Afghanistan. 

One of the more interesting courses that the MWTC provides is one on animal packing. It trains Marines as well as soldiers and airmen in the use of pack animals to deliver supplies and carry heavier equipment.
“After coming through the course and learning the basic fundamentals they can pack any kind of animal, from llama, camel, anything,” Head said. “If you’re going to fight compartmentalized conventional war in the mountains, you’ve got to utilize animals. If you don’t, you’re not going to be able to get your logistics, your ammo, basically the five Bs, to your Marines.”

Whole lot of people have already covered the bayonets matter

Yes, I'm posting a lot. Instead of doing what I'd planned, I'm staying inside with a sore throat. So, being in a bad mood already, I might as well bitch about this and other things.
Like this.
Which they, for some reason, wanted to wait until after the election to announce.

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