October 24, 2010

HELPING SAILORS who serve as soldiers. “By the time the fighting dies down in the sandbox, some twenty percent of sailors will have had the experience of serving with the army. No telling what long term effects that will have. But so far, the navy sees the IA program as a net plus. Sailors know more about the army, and soldiers, by working with sailors, and hearing their tales (many true) of naval life, know more about the navy. This makes it easier for those times, and they are increasingly frequent, where soldiers and sailors have to work together.” In the 19th Century, sailors often served as infantry, or at least Marines. It’s back to the future, I guess.

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