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LTC Stephen F.
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First GRUNT stands for Ground Replacement Usually Not Trained SFC Joe S. Davis Jr., MSM, DSL. I doubt that USMC riflemen appreciate that appellation and as an infantryman I learned long ago that grunt was not a complement.
I was expecting a revolutionary enhancement to the infantry. What I see in this article is a modification of the USMC concept of infantry in asymmetrical warfare with cyber, kinetic and other threats. Hopefully this 18-month test will help the USMC optimize their capabilities in the 21st century.
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Maj John Bell
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It is easy to be resistant to change. But I prefer to fight with firearms instead mammoth bones, rocks, and sticks. So a little experimentation is probably a good thing.
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MSG Pat Colby
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I'm with you Sir. Capitalize on available assets but the more dependent we as a Force become with technology, the harder it's going to be to get back to basics. The Simpler the technique, they better it usually is.

Poncho Parachutes to provide resupply comes to mind. Fuck. Now I'm showing my age.
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MSG Pat Colby
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I worked with SUSV's in Alaska along with Squads being towed by Snow Machines. That adaptation of available technology was FANTASTIC! The techniques are perishable skills. One guy falls off his Skis behind the machine and shit gets serious real damned quick. Even without the machines, just hauling AHKIO's is an art form in itself. Your life is on that Sled.

Arctic warfare is a WHOLE different Cat than desert Ops. I'll take the cold any time. You can always do something to warm up.
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