Thursday, December 15, 2016


The Infantryman’s Christmas List: How to Equip Our Men for Ground Combat. By Robert H. Scales.
Excerpt: This inexpensive, off-the-shelf gear will save lives and increase our soldiers’ and Marines’ killing power. Those of us who have spent our lives leading soldiers and Marines in combat agree with President-elect Donald Trump on one major campaign issue: We are fed-up with the defense establishment paying for high-tech fighter-jet programs such as the F-35 that cost more than a trillion dollars when, after 15 years of ground warfare and thousands of dead soldiers and Marines, we still send these “intimate killers” into combat with inferior gear.

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