It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
TextIn the military's quest to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan, marines are now to refrain from audibly breaking wind, lest they offend the Afghans they are seeking to win over.
U.S. Marines in Afghanistan have faced difficulties from harsh climate to the threat of al-Qaida attacks. Now Military Times reports that another provision has been added to their duty sheet. Audible farting by U.S. Marines has been banned because it offends some members of the Afghan National Army and Afghan civilians.