Thursday, June 29, 2017

You Fight Like You Train

I know the Army is still "rebalancing" it's units to restore conventional combat capabilities after a long period of counterinsurgency and fighting terrorists.

But this report of company-level shortcomings of units arriving for OPFOR training is disturbing.

Do read it. We have experienced troops from the long war. But unless our troops are trained thoroughly in conventional combat skills, they'll lose or perhaps win but endure heavy casualties to do so.

A sense of urgency in correcting this would be nice.