At Fort Hood in Texas, a recent directive to "expedite" the painting of 49 different military vehicles came from direct orders from the higher ups.
Instead of using desert camouflage, the Army is striving to quickly paint its trucks woodland green. That being said, we must inquire as to why.
The Army reportedly engaged Gary Pasley, David Stidham, and 19 soldiers earlier in June to repaint 49 pieces of equipment, "ranging from Humvees to medium tactical vehicles," according to the San Antonio Express-News. And they had just 19 days to do the job.
After 20 years of fighting wars in vehicles painted to match the desert, Fort Hood now has a relative handful of vehicles made over with a basic olive drab — the Army calls it “woodland green” — that can serve as the primer for a common camouflage pattern standardized for each vehicle type.
As yet, no camo has been applied.
The vehicles are those of Fort Hood’s 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, which issued a brief statement saying the action “signals a switch in readiness from fighting in arid places like the Middle East to fighting in more verdant regions.”
Verdant as in green, with grass or other rich vegetation. Though the Army didn’t elaborate, that could be islands in the Pacific or forests in Europe. The Marines have recently conducted field training in Norway.
The 13th ESC’s commander said in an interview that the order was part of building “field craft” among soldiers, whether they’re training to fight in Europe, as the 1st Cavalry Division is now pegged to, or with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, where the 4th Infantry Division, formerly at Fort Hood but now at Fort Carson, Colo., would be deployed under current war plans.
British General Sir Patrick Sanders issued a warning to British troops that they must be ready to fight in Europe. "We are the generation that must train the Army to fight in Europe once again."
Experts have cautioned that if the situation in Ukraine is not resolved, there would be a global food shortage, which could result in a range of conflicts.
What kind of a pickle has Joe Biden put us in right now? Are our troops really about to be sent to battle in Europe in yet another war as we speak? Who are we anticipating to fight? Who will it be? Will it be China and Russia? Or might it be worse?