Originally Posted by sbhooper
I can see it now. " NO! We will not send in the gunships because we are within 30 rounds of being over our monthly round count!" "You guys have bayonets, don't you?"
Obviously you weren't around during the Carter years. That's exactly what happened.
BTW bayonets have been removed from units and soldiers are no longer taught the 'spirit of the bayonet'. According to the 'New Army' the bayonet has no place on the modern battlefield. But I'm sure all those North Koreans, Chinese and Russian folks have 'em and are being taught how to use them.
So no bullets and no bayonets.
And no gunships... ROE prevents killing of the enemy.
The 'demilitarization' of the US military continues in a quiet, covert, and surreptitious way.
CW3 USA (Ret)
Airborne, Ranger, LRRP
Animo et Fide
"Courage and Faith"