Friday, September 09, 2005

Katrina Logistics

I mentioned them a few days ago, but Jason at Countercolumn has specifics.
How are you going to get troops into the flooded areas? ... Well, last I checked, light infantry doesn't have any boats or rafts in the inventory. In fact, nobody does, except for a few selected engineer units, such as MRBCs. I know of one such company that served in Iraq with us. Great group of soldiers. Except they're in Wisconsin. These boats would have to be trucked in, and would take days to get there at best. (Their prime movers couldn't go much over 50 mph, and even then that's pushing it with a heavy load.)
Go. Be enlightened. Via King of Fools.

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