16:29 18 Jul 2003
While browsing I came across this on a systems report on Soldiers For The Truth:
Lubricant: Soldiers provided consistent comments that CLP was not a good choice for weapon’s maintenance in this environment. The sand is as fine as talcum powder here. The CLP attracted the sand to the weapon. Soldiers considered a product called MiliTec to be a much better solution for lubricating individual and crew-served weapons.
This seems like a no-brainer to me. Read the rest of the report. It seems to me that these sorts of things, if addressed properly, could make a HUGE difference for the guys in the field. I don’t think that the bad gusy in DPRK, Syria, and al Qaeda are compiling and acting on “lessons learned” reports. Well, those al Qaeda-types might be.