An order to “expedite” the painting of 49 different military vehicles recently came down from the top at Fort Hood in Texas.
The Army is attempting to swiftly paint their vehicles in woodland green instead of desert camouflage. But the question we have to ask, is why?
According to the San Antonio Express-News, the Army hired Gary Pasley and David Stidham, together with 19 troops, to repaint 49 pieces of equipment, “ranging from Humvees to medium tactical vehicles,” earlier in June. They had just 19 days to complete the task.
The San Antonio Express-News reports:
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.”
The experts have warned that if the situation in Ukraine is not resolved, there will be a food scarcity on a worldwide scale, which might lead to a variety of different forms of conflicts.
What sort of mess has Joe Biden gotten us into now? Are we really on the brink of another war in which our troops are going to have to go fight in Europe? Who are we expecting to fight against? Will it be Russia? Will it be Russia and China? Or is it something worse?