Wednesday, August 25, 2010
USMC trains for Afghanistan tour in Los Angeles
Reported in The Dallas Morning News in July, an article reprinted from the Associated Press (AP), concerning U.S. Marines riding with the L.A.P.D. (Los Angeles Police Department).
The purpose of these ride-alongs was to prepare to take on the Talban in Afghanistan. Apparently policing the toughest neighborhoods in Los Angeles is equivalent to the war-torn cities in Afghanistan. The Marines are out of Camp Pendleton in California.
Here is a link to the news article:
Something similar like this happened in the mid to late 1970’s. The U.S. Army needed real life situations to train new Army doctors and surgeons in addressing battle wounds. At the time the USA was not involved in any conflicts. To get the training the Army needed, they assigned these new doctors to emergency rooms in American inner cities to train how to address battle wounds. Weekends were especially bountiful with plenty of gunshot wounds.