Skip to comments.U.S. Army Cutting Live-Fire Training
Posted on 04/02/2014 3:13:00 AM PDT by kingattax
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I think someone should POINT OUT that once before, because of an aversion to spending money on the “warmongers” the United States was lucky not to lose a war.
After the Depression, in the 1930’s, the U.S. Navy was so restricted regarding “live ammo” expenditure that torpedoes fired by U.S. subs were not, in practice, as fired in war.
The navy did NOT know that the practice shots, not “LIVE” and not blown up, were quite a bit lighter than the actual war shots.
In the early part of the war, submarine warfare was a failure, more lethal to US subs than their Japanese targets.
Our torpedoes ran much deeper than desired settings, and thus tragically UNDER their targets. How many U.S. subs were lost, with their crews, specifically because of this.
Many of those that actually hit did not explode due to malfunctioning UNTESTED firing mechanisms. Only when “WAR” shots were fired into depth marked nets off Hawaii, was the problem realized and corrections made.
Then our “silent service” proceeded to do the job they had not been allowed to do.
One could say, “History is repeating itself.”
Ugh. This a hole really is Carter II. When I entered the USAF reserve in 79 it was all simulators and “managers”. We couldn’t fight our way out of a box. By the time I entered active duty in 83, the whole atmosphere had changed. It was Fly and Fight and Win, and they wanted Warriors not managers. Sadly, I don’t see Reagan coming to our rescue again.
“One wonders just who the enemy these non-DoD agencies are training to kill?”
Look in a mirror and you will see one.
A thoroughly dangerous desperado obviously that dares to speak out against the “Chosen One”.
Just saying, we buy way too much imported goods.
America’s manufacturing backbone has been sold out.
As a result, we import what used to be made in America. This is not just a change. America no longer runs the economy, it once did.
By shipping our manufacturing base offshore, we have sold out our own country.
Our country no longer has the manufacturing base it had. We have sent it in large part, to COMMUNIST CHINA.
So China now is growing leaps and bounds. Chinese investors are buying up America.
Yet the GOP continues to protest what is in large part, a result of this sell-out.
Our economy is in trouble, precisely because we have sold our manufacturing base to foreigners.
America we need to make the things we buy, right here in America.
Bring back American manufacturing.
Stop buying everything imported.
Why even have a military if you’re going to prohibit them from War Training and practice?
This is the new “common sense” under the Kenyan...
Smile when you say that, Pardner! :o)
I remember the carter years well. We were going to the Cann point to get cotter pins, bolts and other common hardware. We used idiot sticks to cut grass, because the military did not want to use gas that was needed to move equipment.
Beginning to sound exactly like when I joined during the Carter Administration.
Troops need to sweat a lot during training, so they won’t bleed a lot during battle.
In Obama’s military, it is acceptable for soldiers to train in the same way young boys used to play (before such became socially unacceptable) in neighborhoods around the country, by just running around with a finger pointed out, going “pew! pew! pew!.... aht..aht..aht..aht.. pew! pew! pew!”
Why don’t they just buy simulation software to practice marksmanship. It’s a good bet that if they did the software would crash often and cost more than the bullets they “saved.”
Makes perfect sense, given the rules of engagement in effect today.
They have and it does, Chief.
Well that is only half the Story the other Problem that did not come about due to the lax testing was that the magnetic Pistol Exploders were not working and that contact firing pins were too weak to work with a “good” hit! Cutting the military only costs lives! The Torpedoes were not fully reliable till late 1943! if you wish to live in peace you must prepare for war!
Our military budget is shrinking, because our economy is shrinking, because we have exported so many American jobs to other countries.
Bring back American jobs.
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