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Should Special Forces overseas be ordered to return to normal standards of uniform and appearance?

Yes15 %15 %15 % 15.76 % (32)
No79 %79 %79 % 79.80 % (162)
I do not know1 %1 %1 % 1.97 % (4)
I have no opinion0 %0 %0 % 0.49 % (1)
Other, please list in comments1 %1 %1 % 1.97 % (4)

Total votes: 203
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Re: Should SF in Afghanistan be ordered to return to normal
by Anonymous
on Oct 04, 2002

If by "SF" Special Forces is meant, then they should do whatever they believe will work best to get the job done safely and well, and the rule book writers oughta focus their attention somewhere else.


Re: Should Special Forces overseas be ordered to return to n
by
on Oct 05, 2002
I vote both Yes & No for the following reasons.

Vote "Yes", since always so obnoxiously proud of my Old Units, I can't imagine myself ever having worn some cockamamie foreign garb, unless on some covert mission.

Vote "No", since always being quite sensible and practical, I wouldn't like standing-out as a prime target for enemy murderers.
Hey,...call me: "Chicken" or whatever.

Neil

Re: Should Special Forces overseas be ordered to return to n
by Anonymous
on Oct 07, 2002
Maybe there should be some concideration given to investigate those pushing hanging a sign aroun thier(SF) necks ... "AMERICAN-KILL-ME"
Carl DMZ FO 02APR60 - 20OCT70

Re: Should Special Forces overseas be ordered to return to n
by Anonymous
on Oct 08, 2002
All I have to say is: The people writing the rules arent getting Shot at!!!

It doesnt matter what you ware SF just as long as you continue to "lead the way".

Re: Should Special Forces overseas be ordered to return to n
by Anonymous
on Oct 13, 2002

Great point! The ones writing any of these rules should go out and spend a day in uniform on the "line" and see if SF's uniform is safer or if what they're wearing now is safer. NO they should not be required to wear traditional "garb" if they're safer this way.


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