The Red Coats Are Coming!

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Your tax dollars at work. Might I suggest we start dressing the troops in red coats? We already seem to be following the old time British tradition of global empire. Dressing our troops like the "Red Coats" could be entirely fitting.

"Over the next year, America’s largest fighting force is swapping its camouflage pattern. The move is a quiet admission that the last uniform — a pixelated design that debuted in 2004 at a cost of $5 billion — was a colossal mistake."

“Essentially, the Army designed a universal uniform that universally failed in every environment,” said an Army specialist who served two tours in Iraq, wearing UCP in Baghdad and the deserts outside Basra. “The only time I have ever seen it work well was in a gravel pit.”

Gee, I wonder if the buddy sytstem had anything to do with this SNAFU?

The rest of the article can be found here.

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/06/24/062412-news-camouflage-fiasco-1-5/

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Shouldn't the troops be given camoflage according to what environment they're going to be trying to kill people in? I think I remember seeing GIJoe uniforms on TV in the 60's having all sorts of cool environment camoflage. Gray and green does not sound like desert, city, mountain, or forest.

So what was that all about????

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Were these made in China, like those infamous berets?

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The Red Coats never left. Global Imperialism is alive and well in the year 2012.

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Quote Bush_Wacker:The Red Coats never left. Global Imperialism is alive and well in the year 2012.

Glad to see another being carrying The Great Truth. Hail to the Queen!

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I think the Red Coats have become the "Money Coats". We went thru Red & Grey,i guess Blue will always represent "freedom".

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