Sunday, February 06, 2005

Training

Two times a week while conducting physical fitness training, we practice drills from Krav Maga. This is the kind of training that is good to know, but you pray that you not have to use it. It is interesting that there is no rank when instruction is being conducted, just instructors and students. This form of combative training is being taught not for finding inner peace, but to kill the enemy in the fewest moves possible. We were practicing blocks and the instructor said you could block a knife with your forearms. A few troops laughed and said that would suck, but when the Sergeant pulled up his sleeve and showed a big scar, he said “it was better to get a few stitches than a sucking chest wound”.

One of the best places for information on Afghanistan is over at Strategy Page. It reads as cleaned up for public consumption J-2 brief.

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