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?
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