Before it all kicked off, whilst we were still in Kuwait, a broken down US convoy heard gunfire in the desert not too far from them. As per usual the immediate result was for all the troops to gather on the leeward side and empty all round in all their magazines in the direction of the gunfire!
empty magazines, lots of brass and two startled kuwait policemen!
the two coppers had set a range up in the desert and were having some impromptue target practice when overheard by the US soldiers.
the worrying points are the complete lack of effort to check for a possible blue on blue situation (shocked? NOT) and the complete inability on the soldiers part to hit anything depsite going through a couple of hundred rounds!
Inspires confidencs doesn't it?