Saturday, October 2, 2010


It's a Riflemans War in Afghanistan, as OldNFO linked to, and sadly Jeff Cooper isn't around to study and comment on it.

He was alive for the earlier kinetic stuff. Where a snake eater with a GPS and a radio was vestoring B1 bomber ordinance. And he commented on combat procedures in Iraq, dissappointed it was all batteries and bomb throwing, what with the IR and lasers and red-dot optics, and the lobbing of grenades via launch tube.

But I'm thinking Cooper would have been intrigued now that circumstances in Afghanistan necessitates more long range single shot engagements.

The trouble with old soldiers is that they DO fade away.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

That they do NJT, and there is not anyone left to teach the youngsters... sigh...