Friday, February 2, 2007

Are There Cliff Notes?

From the rollout of "Soldier Handbook: Surviving Iraq", the Army's new "how to" manual designed to help grunts make it past the increased casualty rate of the first 100 days of a unit's deployment:

Among other recommendations, many Soldiers recommended:

  • Staying aware of their surroundings,
  • Listening to their leaders,
  • Avoiding routine or predictable patterns,
  • Following standard operating procedures, and
  • Using protective gear and armored vehicles.

The handbook will be made available in paper format this month.

Just in time for the Surge.

Update: Something just jumped out at me on a re-read. How do you manage to avoid routine patterns while following standard operating procedures?

Posted by Judah in:  Iraq   Say What?   

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