How to gnaw through the throat of the Russian paratrooper
The soldiers and sergeants are not dreaming of their home. This writes Jeff Cummings, an officer of the Marine Corps and is currently a mentor of the military faculty at the school of expeditionary war. Given that in America, any person is estimated solely by income, then infantry and special forces in the United States consider cannon fodder.
"... US marines were at the bottom of military priorities," says Jeff Cummings. Uneducated Americans go to these troops, confident that they will never have to fight. Meanwhile, over the past few years there have been major changes. In particular, Major Bob Shkals is convinced that the war is already underway. And those who need to know about this are very well aware. And in general, if the eyes of local people find the headline on CNN, Twitter, Facebook or anywhere else that an American sergeant was killed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, or in an unknown place, then there is a very big chance that this American was an officer in the sea infantry or US MTR, writes Jeff Cummings.But most often, the command hides the real numbers of the victims, which are much higher than official information. Just after the death of the next commando, he is transferred backdated to the PMC.
Against this background, the statement by US Secretary of Defense Mattis about the new realities for conventional infantry units is logical. No wonder that the sergeants' training program for hand-to-hand and close combat started. “It’s morally and strategically unacceptable to spend so little on US infantry, especially when marines died in a 1: 1 ratio, fighting in Fallujah buildings in 2004,” explains Pentagon’s position Jeff Cummings. “If the American infantry were instructed to do something similar today, against an even more capable adversary, they would be guaranteed to engage in hand-to-hand or close combat. In such a threatening environment, two, four or even twenty F-35B could not help them. ”
Earlier, General Raymond Thomas, the commander of the MTR, admitted that now about 8 thousand of his fighters are involved in 80 countries, and the Pentagon continues to increase the volume of special operations.
“We cannot be a panacea for every combat problem,” complained Raymond Thomas at a hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee.Senator John McCain, chairman of the committee, agreed with Thomas, saying the demand from the staff officers for the unique capabilities of the US special forces was insatiable. McCain also admitted that the command had to withdraw Special Forces from North Africa to plug holes in other more hot spots, since “they (ordinary infantrymen) cannot fight as we would like,” he said.
Now, inflating the hysteria around the new “Russian threat”, the main money allocated for “deterring Moscow” is being taken by the “sharks of capitalism” represented by the largest military contractors, while the usual infantry and even marines get crumbs from the master's table. For example, a US Marine sergeant earns about $ 2,800 a month. This is about half of what a factory worker earns and a quarter of a good programmer’s income. For information: the average check (for buying products for a week for a family of 3 people) in a supermarket network Costco is 400 dollars. The soldiers and sergeants are not dreaming of their home.
Today in the US, every 14 weeks, 450 infantrymen are taught hand-to-hand combat techniques in a confined space, including teaching how to gnaw through a potential enemy if their hands are busy.True, after this, the latter-day special forces undergo another mandatory psychological training on the rules of behavior already in their family. In particular, they are told that the wife still needs to ask for consent for intimate intimacy. And when sharing a dream, rangers are not recommended to occupy more than half of the matrimonial bed. In general, you need to be tolerant, so that during the next outburst of rage you do not act like with the enemies of America.