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Subject:  Re: Military Vets Gitting Hosed? Date:  3/13/2012  8:20 AM
Author:  tgrmn Number:  611556 of 876031

"...The "best people" for combat are not best suited for peacetime military service. Thus it is likely that the most capable combat troops and leaders will get RIFed, while their more tractable, if less combat worthy, comrades will be encouraged to stay. ..."

"Those who don't learn from History are destined to repeat it"

Vietnam era: "RIF" (Reduction in Force)
Prime performers were not IDed and kept.

The Azz kissers git promoted, more rank - yet worthless,
wrt real Mission capabilites.

I noted the fitness item prior to these loooong non-wars, while out on my morning jogs, a lot of Troops couldn't perform on foot for long.

They were, early on, without weapons and equipment, then later, they were able to bear their weight and their kit and weapons also.

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