Apparently, a real martinet is in charge of our men and women in Afghanistan.
Read “Up Front” by Bill Mauldin (who I hear is ill – get well man!) about the average WWII combat soldier’s reaction to Gen. George Patton’s take on this kind of situation.
Now, if this joe IS a Patton, the Afgahnis are going to be holding on to their turbans…..
When I was in Thailand for cobra gold 02 we were in a salute O-6 and above only zone.
The proper term for this stuff is not “mickey mouse,” but “chickenshit.”
The troops know what chickenshit is and that’s why they put up the “no saluting” sign.
trust me, they’ll ignore the chickenshit when the brass aren’t around