Today an international enquiry concluded that a coalition soldier was injured by friendly forces during a high profile raid in a far off land. Lieuntenant Haggard was found to have injured his comrade after a mix up causing him to press L1 instead of L2 which was the difference between a flash grenade and a fragmentation grenade.
Calls have come for more extensive training early on to try and curb these innocent mistakes which have such tragic consequences. Nowadays a soldiers training can come as early as eight years old, depending on the responsibility of the parent, a child can start its conditioning by taking part in online training schedules through warfare simulator Call of Duty (other simulators are available).
Together with the current conflicts around the globe a child can easily become immersed in warfare and so bred to engage in military conflict. Historically first hand training, hard work and experience was the way to strong soldiering but with more and more conflicts around the world the focus has been on generating a generation of people who are bred into conflict and who know nothing else. Until we see warfare between remote controlled drone robot lives will be continually risked with sometimes deadly consequences.
Today also sees the release of Medal of Honour which is another warfare simulator. Hopes are that the reworked training in this version will iron out the bugs from the last sim.
Whilst this story mockingly refers to a whole generation of kids being brainwashed into thinking war is normal through games, media coverage, films and television, the work of our real soldiers must be recognised and commended. Our civvy bosses give us orders which can suck, but their orders are to risk their own lives in torrid conditions day after day. Thank you.