Nothing Like Vietnam

Maybe the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth can re-up.

A riverboat squadron departed Thursday for Iraq, the first deployment of Navy swift boats to a war zone since Vietnam.

About 100 members of the Riverine Squadron 1 will integrate with Marines patrolling the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, eventually replacing the Marine force. They will patrol those waters to combat terrorist operations.

“The missions, the formations, tactics, techniques and procedures are pretty much the same as they were 35 years ago,” Cmdr. Bill Guarini said.

3 thoughts on “Nothing Like Vietnam

  1. biggerbox says:

    Time to start pitching that Apocolypse Now 2 script.
    “I was going to the worst place in the world, and I didn’t even know it yet. Weeks away and hundreds of miles up a river that snaked through the war like a main circuit cable and plugged straight into Kurtz.”

  2. MapleStreet says:

    “The missions, the formations, tactics, techniques and procedures are pretty much the same as they were 35 years ago,” Cmdr. Bill Guarini said.
    Did the commander just give away our strategy to the enemy?

  3. thebewilderness says:

    The Pentagon will need to contract with Haliburton for a few cases of purple heart band-aids.

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