Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Friday, December 19, 2003

Always remember, guys--it's always better to ask for forgiveness than permission.

Field expedient armor and other protective devices have been around for a long time--soldiers are going to do what they can to see that they have protection. They know that Army time runs a bit slower than bullet time--BUT, they also know all about the bureaucracy. The problem is that someone let the idea slip out before they got to where they were going, and now the REMF guys have to get involved, if for no other reason than to cover their neatly pressed backsides. It may sound dumb, but it is the way it is, and once all that mess gets started, there's no going back.

The article does say that the troops will get to take their steel with them to Iraq, but may not be able to install it when they get there. Don't despair guys--you don't have to install THAT sheetmetal. Why, there's probably tons of OTHER steel plate all over the place where you're going...not saying anything--just making an observation.

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