Army Changes Basic Training for "Softer" Kids...

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  1. zackwatt

    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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    Not sure if this is a good thing...

     
  2. KommieforniaGlocker

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  3. 8-Ball

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    S*** like this makes me not want to re-up.
     
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    it only says they are focusing more on hand to hand and combat skills,

    how is that a bad thing ?
     
  5. frank4570

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    When technology goes up against brawn, technology wins.

    A more technologically savvy army will beat a less advanced "tough" army.

    The Indians were better fighters, twice as tough, and on their own turf. But the repeating rifles overwhelmed them.

    I'm not saying that I like a softer army, but I still prefer a victorious army.
     
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    no mention of when it will be implemented?
     
  7. GreyEclipse

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    They probably all play MW2, I wouldn't be surprised. :upeyes:
     
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    I just read that article on Yahoo myself. The only question that I have is how does the Army reconcile this report against the recent announcement that bayonet training and the 5 mile run have gone the way of the dinosaur? Seems like a bit of a contradiction if you ask me. I would certainly agree that this generation of recruits is the "softest" in history. But then again, they seem to be be giving at least as good as they're getting in the sandbox and in A-stan. Having your life put in jeopardy seems to be the ultimate motivator for toughening up. :dunno:
     
  9. S.O.Interceptor

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    Whiskey, tango, fox trot, over?!?!?

    Uh, maybe the computer PROGRAMMERS are smarter, but your average gaming nerd doesn't know **** about **** that occurs outside mommy and daddy's basement.

    Since when is it a soldier's job to ask questions? I am sending this to a friend who is a Major. He started as an enlisted man and worked his way up through the ranks. I have a feeling he isn't liking this. And I have a feeling the excuse "they ask more difficult questions" won't fly with him either.
     
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    Repeating rifles, revolvers, Gatling guns, the locomotives, telegraph, all played a part in the technological superiority of the pale face.
     
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    This doesn't surprise me one bit. Quite frankly my basic wasn't as difficult as I expected and that was in 1975.
     
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    There's lots of times I've saved my joes alot of *** pain by asking why.

    Alot of stupid in the Army gets passed down by Majors and Lt-col's that have no idea about how **** really rolls in the military. They give the orders, but its still joes sweat that gets it done.
     
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    I just hope the recruits realize that they don't "respawn" if they get killed.
     
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    :rofl:Best post thus far.
     
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    So... how many times has the stone aged afghanistan been in control of anyone other than afghani's..?

    Or Vietnam...

    Just sayin...:wavey:
     
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    Nomenclature to be taught in Army basic training will now include terms like:

    n00btuber - a person that excessively relies and uses his/her grenade launcher.

    camper - a person that stays in one location in hopes for a chance to obtain a kill or catch someone running past them

    CTF-capture the flag

    RRRRRAAAAAAAGGGGGGEEEEEE - What you do when you get a 24 kill streak, then are killed by a javelin glitcher.
     
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    I think some people need to re-read the article. It says they are going to make Basic Training more combat oriented, as new recruits already have the technical edge down, and need more physical training, vs mental training.
     
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    Well, we pretty much kicked the piss out of both, every time they showed up on the field of battle.



    The public just doesn't have the stomach for a fight.
     
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    I already saw another article on this. Apparently they're training more with springs and obstacles then distance. They're pushing you from stopped to full run and back and forth.
     
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    Lets look on the bright side. In the wars of the future where drones and other remote controlled equipment is on the battlefield, these kids will be an asset.

    They've spent years playing with their joysticks, they should be experienced.