Posted: 1/4/2003 6:49:22 AM EDT
President Bush joins soldiers for lunch following his address to troops Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, in Ft. Hood, Texas. President Bush is rallying the troops at a base that probably would send thousands of soldiers to the Persian Gulf in the event of war with Iraq. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
New recruits to the Indian armed forces stand at attention over a comrade who fainted during their graduation parade at a camp in Rangreth, on the outskirts of Srinagar, January 4, 2003. The Indian army said 269 soldiers were formally inducted into the armed forces after completing a rigorous 34-week training program. The men will be posted in the troubled Kashmir region. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli
The U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Comfort sits moored in Baltimore Harbor, January 3, 2003. The ship, a 1,000 bed floating medical center, will set sail for the Gulf area Monday after being activated for duty December 27, 2002. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Rescue personnel board the damaged Singapore Navy ship RSS Courageous at the Changi Naval Base, Singapore, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003. The 500-ton RSS Courageous collided with the 52,000-ton container ship ANL Indonesia late Friday just north of Pedra Branca, an islet claimed by both Singapore and Malaysia. One female crew member is confirm dead and three more are still missing while eight others were injured. (AP Photo/Ong Chin Kai)
Convicted killer David Westerfield sits in court and listens to an impact statement made by Brenda van Dam, mother of Danielle van Dam, at his sentencing in San Diego Superior Court Friday, Jan. 3, 2002 in San Diego. Westerfield was sentenced to death for the killing of seven-year old Danielle van Dam. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Originally Posted By Sylvan:
34 week basic training!
Must be slow learners.
It takes six weeks just to learn to wrap the turban.
I cant believe Im the first to ask: What kind of rifles are those?
They look like FALs or AK's