The soldiers were going through training at the first jungle school the Army has established in decades. The course is part of a program to train soldiers for exercises and potential combat on terrain that looks more like islands and nations in the Pacific than arid Afghanistan and the deserts of the Middle East.Just as U.S. health-care spending looks to be headed for a financial haircut and there is a presidential promise that military spending will rise [slicing], comes a the above-quoted indicator that the medical world will not go begging for work to do. Is there any doubt that some swampy nation or splinter group will oblige a country rich in resources and headed by a sociopath?
Brig. Gen. Stephen Michael, deputy commander of the 25th Infantry Division, said the Army set up the school as its footprint was shrinking in Iraq and Afghanistan after more than a decade of war in those countries.