Thursday, October 24, 2019

Meet the Press

That West Point cadet who went on the lam with his M4 carbine apparently turned up dead.

What I found most interesting was a statement put out by the USMA and repeated verbatim just about everywhere in the press:
"The search began when Kurita did not show up for a military skills competition Friday night, according to West Point. An M4 rifle was also missing, but the cadet was not believed to have any magazines or ammunition."
This makes it sound like he'd made off with an M1 Abrams sans its breechblock or a nuclear warhead without the fissile material. Apparently either the PAO at West Point or the average reporter (or both) are unaware that the magazines and ammunition for the M4 are available at better hardware stores and bait shops everywhere.