first published on September 8, 2016 by Josh
Discipline is the core of infantry operations. From going on regular patrols, to picking up after yourself when you make a mess, it all has an impact on your posture as a unit. Some things that seem trivial, or that make absolutely no sense, are actually continuing action that lead to higher unit readiness.
In this video, we can tell that the Saudi troops that get overrun are terribly undisciplined. There is garbage all around the position, and it appears as if they haven’t left their own wire to conduct a security patrol in ages. Even the actual actions of the troops shows their real lack of discipline. The first actual combat action we see from any of the Saudi troops, is retreat.