This is the type of video that gives public affairs officers heart attacks. It feels unexceptional to me, like a slice of life in a Marine infantry squad. But it will shock a lot of civilians. Probably not real smart to post it on the internet, though --the JAGS and the Taliban both watch the YouTube.
(HT to our West Coast research office)
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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.