Fashion Statements
By Dwip March 30, 2003, 12:16 pm Comments (6) RSS Feed for this post

Sort of a random thought I’ve been wondering about for a couple days. Seems like when you see US forces on TV, they’ve got this weird mishmash of woodland pattern camo and desert pattern camo going on. The Brits you see have all pretty uniformly got some nifty-looking desert camo, but the US doesn’t seem to have it in gear or something. Given that lack of such was a problem back in Gulf War I, slightly curious as to why there seem to be more guys in woodland than in desert in this one. *shrug*


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avatar Comment by Whir #1
March 30, 2003 at 1:37 pm

They stand still and pretend to be trees, you fool. Haven’t you ever read any Tick comics? It’s a widely used ninja trick. Only the ninjas use a twig.

avatar Comment by Regina #2
March 31, 2003 at 7:05 am

Consider the costs of making 100,000 desert-patterned uniforms and getting them to the troops before they shipped out.

avatar Comment by Dwip #3
March 31, 2003 at 11:00 am

At a guess, not much over the space of 10+ years. Then again, what do I know?

avatar Comment by Regina #4
March 31, 2003 at 6:18 pm

I imaginen it’s more like Bush and the whole Pentagon and DoD are scurrying around trying to put everything together since he stepped up the focus on Iraq and 5 months before they ship out someone says “hey, won’t they need desert camo?” “Uhhh…”

avatar Comment by Dwip #5
March 31, 2003 at 7:53 pm

Given the way the military seems to work, that’s probably it. ;)

avatar Comment by Whir #6
April 2, 2003 at 1:53 am

I stand by Tick.