The Taliban had IEDs (improvised explosive devices) that went off when we'd open the door and the sun would hit it. They had solar panels installed so just a touch of sun sent a spark down shock tube and would set off HME (homemade explosives). They also had a way for their bombs to go off by dog whistle. Just that certain frequency so we couldn't stop it. See we had systems in place that would block certain cellular and radio frequencies. They started simply, pressure plates, timers, etc.. They can take anything and make it lethal. So now here we are lowering our physical and mental standards to fit a new generation of military personnel. Yet our future fights involve those same ingeniously vicious people minus the crude weaponry and the time needed to probe our weaknesses. They already have all the advanced toys as well as the primitive ones at their disposal.
I'll end with this...why are we even in this position? Overpopulation? The wants and needs of a few being put ahead of the many? Privilege? Racism? Bigotry? Ignorance? Censorship? Oppression? Yes to it all. History repeats itself. We are so scared to evolve past our primal instincts.
"What's mine is mine, oh and by the way what's yours is mine too."
-our collective inner monologue.
Combat Veteran essays to make the world not feel so empty.