Fight Like You Train
Originally published on July 12th, 2010
Filed under Heroes Among Us, Terrorism
Tagged as insurgency training, los angeles, los angeles police, Marines, taliban
That was an interesting one, Mongo. In my plod days we occasionally had military doing `ride alongs` with us. Not training, but familiarisation, for how can our roles compare? But then again we had lots of troops deployed in Northern Ireland, where the police had primacy and the military were in a support role. This post prompted me, much later on, to post about military aid to the civil powers on the newly born Lexican site. It threw up some interesting anomalies between the role of the police and military in our two countries, now manifesting itself in the security operation for the 2012 Olympic Games that we have been lumbered with are hosting.
Hogday – I read a few days ago they arrested an al Queda operative in the park? Mongo – I had never heard of those “ride alongs” with the Marines – one thing I did learn from the police is to watch the hands – nobody can do anything to you – short of kicking you – without their hands -
Persistent little bugger.
It would be interesting to know if that young Marine felt better prepared when he got to Afghanistan compared to his fellow warriors already there. On Lex’s original post there did seem to be some … dissent among the ranks … as to whether it was appropriate or not.
Quite, Kris. The Hindu Kush is hardly the Falls Road, Belfast, although some of the bestial things that happened in the latter (and never made the papers) gives me some cause to wonder at my own opening remarks.
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