That caused the other fake civilians to start screaming, "Murderers!" That distracted the soldiers, enabling a bunch of fake insurgents to sneak up and wipe them all out -- "mowing down the troops as effortlessly," Tower writes, "as they might a herd of grazing cows."
Which is, alas, not unusual: Time after time, Tower reports, the fake insurgents massacred the American troops in these games.
Sorry for the imflammatory subject, a friend from Boston emailed this to me and made the remark
. I fully support the exercises, better to f up now than in the field.
ETA: Might be good if I actually link the storywww.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/02/AR2006010201543.html