Monday, April 19, 2004

The future of the National Guard at the strategic level.

One the more interesting aspect of the insurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan is the number of US Missing in Action (MIA) and Prisoners of War (PoW) is pretty low compared to other wars. Most Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guard personnel know if you are taken as a prisoner you will be executed , end up like Daniel Pearl or share the same fate of the personnel from Blackwater Security in Fallujah. This can be partially attributed the command leadership climate that is set at the top of military and goes all the way down to the average private with boots on the ground. This trend can be mainly credited to the ethos of trust between the troops. Taking care or watching other of each others back is the motto. This is a sign of a professional military, not a rag tag mob or criminals masquerading as the military. I know as a soldier, I can always trust my fellow brothers or sisters in arms to hold their sector and I will do the same for them.

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