Apparently the Army is considering different camouflage patterns for a new set of uniforms for the troops. The older Universal Camouflage Pattern has been criticized as ineffective in the field. The MARPAT (Marine Pattern) shown in the picture is one design the Army is considering, but the Marine Corps are claiming the uniform is their property and that Marines should be distinguished from other soldiers. They don’t want the Army to steal their look.
I think the Marines have exercised a major lack of judgement here. Choosing what is effective in the field and saving lives trumps vanity and pride every time. Stop this nonsense, and pick the camo that’s right for ALL of our soldiers.
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- Army Waves White Flag in Camo Battle With Marines (foxnews.com)