posted on Oct, 5 2006 @ 12:24 AM
I do believe this is generally a first, Justin.
Our helicopters are...skanky, for lack of a better word. Prone to falling out of the sky. And CSOR and JTF2 are extremely new as far as SPECOPS goes-
JTF2 was founded in 1993, and CSOR has its very first intake of soldiers this year.
To my knowledge, this is the first major city this has occured in, though I seem to remember an exercize involving land forces along in Alberta last
year. To be honest, I have trouble seeing a creditable threat from the Forces, just from the state of their gear. Land Forces, maybe. Credible threat,
as far as equipment and training goes...but we're jsut about 'tapped out' as far as MOS Infantry goes. There's been talk of retraining half of
Signals into Infantry to meet our requirements in Afghanistan.