You’ve all heard the news about the 2 soldiers that were killed in Germany. I’m not going to go into all that… save for one small little detail. Our soldiers were unarmed.
Once again, “Policy” has killed our troops. Our Policy is that all US Forces are unarmed almost all the time. This Policy allowed for more deaths at Ft. Hood as well.
Once again, I suggest a new Policy. As part of the Oath of service upon enlistment, all US Servicemen are to be armed with a fixed blade knife, such as the M9 Bayonet, and a Sidearm, such as the M9 (Beretta 92FS) or M11 (SIG P228) or if the Soldier has qualified expert, an M1911.
These weapons should be a part of the Uniform, to be worn at all times while in Uniform… and when the soliders are out of uniform, they are to still be armed at all times. Regardless of the soldier’s location… such as going to the Post Office, or to Traffic Court, or even to fly on a Commercial Airliner. The soldier, will be trained to the fullest extent on the use of handguns for defensive use, and proficiency will be tested regularly as part of the PT Test…. along with hand to hand combat.
US Forces should be respected and feared around the world.