Originally posted by northwolf
Devilwasp, It was PeaceKeeping exercise, Both USMC and FRDF were part of the MNTF (in additon to forces from other countries) operating in the "crisis region"
One group of target personel wore the red armbands.. and winter camos, other groups were in civilian outfits... Our boys were wearing Green M91 camos... and a flag in their vehicle that parked about 150 yards away + they had their nationality flags on...
I'm not claiming that all US troops are idiots,just these morons who opened fire without even trying to identify their targets (SGT leading the patrol knew the passwords etc.)
Nationality flags on....thats the flag on the shoulder right?
If so how the blooming ell are you supposed to see that at 50 yards never mind a hundred.
Plus, if you park it 250 yards away from the aproaching squad do you honuestly think they will be able to identify you?
Come on you see guys walking towards you with guns and you cant identify them, are you ging to be jumpy or frosty?
Btw USMC took the highest "game casualities" in the exercise,mainly because they were exessively eager to use force, without even trying to negotiate... So i can partially see how US troops are not getting along in iraq...
You dont win a war through negotiations..its called being agreessive.
But Italians and french suffered serious freezing casualities from the cold (-30C), US too had some freezing cases, our battallion (Finns and swedes) had none...
Where were you guys like?