Tuesday, June 15, 2004

New army uniform

Well, I'm back. Slightly hungover, but back.

So, I ran across this article on TF (TotalFark - I'm getting tired of typing it out.) There is something very wrong with the newly redesigned (first redesign since 1981) US army uniform:

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First of all, it doesn't look like it's any sort of camouflage, particularly not for anywhere that's green. Second, as this next picture shows, it looks like a cheap hunting outfit you'd find at a Michigan Kmart, designed to make you stick out in a forest, rather than blend in:

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In fact, the only thing this uniform provides camouflage for is a stormy sky or perhaps a desert. Which leads me to a slightly alarming conclusion - this uniform was not designed to provide cover in greenery, because the US army won't be fighting anywhere green for a long time. Looks like we're in the Middle East for the long haul, at least if these new uniforms are any indication.

4 Comments:

Blogger Daniel Arnesen said...

Indeed you have a good point there; do you think they should withdraw from the Middle East?

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called an A.C.U. "advanced combat uniform" it is mainly for desert and snowy climates. The military still uses the prior design as well, for more green areas.

7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey first of all its deseigned like pixels (squares) because when your looking around your brain doesnt register the actual camo. My brother is in the army fighting in the middle east to protect your freedom of speech. Next time think outside of the box before you make an communist anti-army statments that you pass on as "facts".

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another thing, about the person who said that they should withdraw from the Middle East, it is way to far into the war to withdraw ebcause if we did then all the soldiers that died were for nothing and I dont know about you guys but I dont want another repeate of the vietnam war, which my father also fought in.

12:00 PM  

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