Thursday, October 05, 2017

Blast from the past. 6 Marine Snipers killed in Iraq. How can they keep pushing the Expeditionary Rifle Squad?

This incident seared into my brain how batshit crazy it is to try independent small unit actions in the modern era.  Moving forward a few years after this one and we saw over and over that it just doesn't work today.

This is why the Expeditionary Rifle Squad irks me so much. It might be envisioned that they will operate independently only in benign situations, but reality and the fact that they have the Eagle Globe and Anchor stenciled on their boonie covers mean that they will always be high priority targets.

My plea to the guys at Quantico?

Remember the past, not just the glory and the victories but the tragedies too.

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