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Reading Aaron Cohen's 'Brotherhood of Warriors' was indeed a fascinating experience complete with shock and awe. Cohen's book was remarkable; it was a journey of change, of a lost Hollywood brat who became an intrinsic part of Israel's (and world's) most elite counterterrorism units. It reminded me of an extended Marines Boot Camp from 3 months to many many months of rigorous…Continue
So, what is it that a nation owes its warriors, when select men and women go to battle on behalf of an entire people? A nation owes its warriors a lot because simply put, very few are picking up the burden of defending an entire nation. So the question arises whether these few should be paid handsomely or should their due be cut. Any time, there is a looming deficit it's invariably the Military that faces the ax. I think it speaks volumes about nations that treat its…Continue
In a new push for women’s equality, PC culture has lost all common sense and cannot seem to identify men and women and their abilities. More than half of women in Marines bootcamp could not do more than 3 pull ups, the minimum for men. It’s not surprising and neither does it speak of women’s abilities and capabilities. Why force things that are inimical…Continue
Yes, letters are the best thing to send to Poolies at the Boot Camp. However, for teenagers that is not enough. From my experience, I think Kids are literally hungry. Drill Instructors usually go easy after a few weeks so a couple of energy bars or cereal bars, perhaps a packet or two of beef jerkys, are allowed. We did it with each letter we sent, usually those padded yellow envelopes, just small enough not to excite the ire of Boot Camp personnel!
Other items we included in…Continue