posted on Sep, 16 2003 @ 04:52 PM
Personally, I still love how the American's TOP units still rely on the good old british for help...
No one will ever surpass the SAS and SBS as the world's elite.
From what I have read (Not verified), but the Delta Force selection process is the equivilant of the british army training scheme....
As well as that, the recent 'stress-card' scheme in the US military is a JOKE. Dont know if hyou know about it, but they get to hold up a card when
they feel they are being drilled too intensely, or the training is too physical for them... Without punishment.
The American Special Forces is, frankly, a joke. During Aghanistan, the british Royal Marines were called in to replace climatized US forces atop of
the highest mountains in Afganistan, on the simple basis that the US were not up to the job (The british forces hadnt acclimatized, etc).
I cant wait till the friendly fire statistics are published, or like the story of the American A10 during the first gulf war, 'It was a british tank
with a british flag but we thought it was an Iraqi tank trying to decieve us'.
FYI, something like 30 tanks were lost in the First Gulf War, 20-25 of them 'friendly' fire..
Brilliant, fighting with these Yanks, isnt it?
They didnt help us in the Falklands, I dont see why we help them here.