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February 21, 2005

On the dangers of rapid expansion.

Much ado has been made about the success of Special Operations Forces in Operations Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom (guess where...), with fans of the special operators proposing a vast expansion of the career management field. Everyone a special operator!

Of course, if you do that - you aren't special anymore, right?

So, we've been expanding the SOF guys across the services. What's the impact been? Good? Bad? Indifferent?

Via our source, Deep Thought, who works at the heart of USAF special operations comes this indicator. The latest revision of combat hand signals.

You be the judge if the expansion was a good idea or not.

If that's hard to read on your machine - hi-res available here. If you want to save a copy for your own nefarious purposes, save the hi-res, you can always shrink that file size if you need to. Of course, you bloggers who swipe 'em and post 'em with a link back are *cheating* just a touch... 8^P

On the dangers of *contraction*... they'll be even more insufferable now than they already are, given how hard it is to get in. I wonder how that will fly, so to speak, in the vein Dusty discusses, here. The comment stream is the really interesting part of that post. If you join in - keep it civil!

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