what's that one about?
any story or article (more pictures of that series?)
Pte. Dave Partridge of Whitby, Ont., left, Sgt. Chad Garton, center, and Pte. Chris Brooks of Brampton, Ont., wait for orders in Panjwaii, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept 4, 2006, after hearing that one of their comrades died in a friendly fire incident nearby. Two U.S. warplanes accidentally strafed their own forces in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing one Canadian soldier and seriously wounding five others in southern Afghanistan, NATO and the U.S. military said. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Les Perreaux)
A Shau Valley.
Operation "Oregon," a search and destroy mission conducted by an infantry platoon of Troop B, 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division Airmobile, three kilometers west of Duc Pho, Quang Ngai Province. An infantryman is lowered into a enemy tunnel by members of the reconnaissance platoon.
He was in a Tiger division just like my uncle.
And it looks like a very first time in the Vietnam War cos he
got a M1 Garand rifle instead of M16.
At the first time to send S.Korean troops to the Vietnam, U.S
military didn't issued M16 rifle. So, inevitably S.Korean troops
had to use M1 Garand or M1A1 carbin and B.A.R.
The war was getting hotter and hotter, finally U.S military issued
M16 rifles and also S.Korea acquired to make M16 rifle under licenced
condition after the war.
From killology.com LTC David Grossman:
"The Japanese were masters at using classical conditioning with their soldiers. Early in World War II, Chinese prisoners were placed in a ditch on their knees with their hands bound behind them. And one by one, a select few Japanese soldiers would go into the ditch and bayonet "their" prisoner to death. This is a horrific way to kill another human being. Up on the bank, countless other young soldiers would cheer them on in their violence. Comparatively few soldiers actually killed in these situations, but by making the others watch and cheer, the Japanese were able to use these kinds of atrocities to classically condition a very large audience to associate pleasure with human death and suffering. Immediately afterwards, the soldiers who had been spectators were treated to sake, the best meal they had had in months, and so-called comfort girls. The result? They learned to associate committing violent acts with pleasure.
The Japanese found these kinds of techniques to be extraordinarily effective at quickly enabling very large numbers of soldiers to commit atrocities in the years to come. Operant conditioning (which we will look at shortly) teaches you to kill, but classical conditioning is a subtle but powerful mechanism that teaches you to like it."
Dark psychology at work! It's scary how something like this could become formalized training.
Sorry to threadjack. I love the pictures on this thread.