|I'm really not on a crusade. Was lead to this story in CBCnews.
One section really caught my eye.
"On my second tour in Afghanistan in 2005, I didn't work with U.S. forces as much as I did other NATO troops and I quickly realized that I missed the professionalism that the Americans bring to the table.
On a couple of occasions, for example, soldiers from other nations were caught sleeping in the guard towers overlooking Camp Julian. Doesn't give you a warm and fuzzy feeling when the people guarding you are sleeping on the job."
Maybe its all that Ramboesque, crazy assed, shoot everything in sight attitude of the US soldier that at the very least enables them to stay awake while on guard duty. (end sarcasm)