We had the Royal Pioneer Corps...Found out about McNamara's Morons today.
Not a great story, nor outcome for the participants
Cruelly nicknamed McNamara's Morons, Project 100,000 was an initiative started under—you guessed it—Robert McNamara during the Vietnam War. In this project, over 320,000 men were either drafted or volunteered for service, nearly all of whom failed the Armed Forces Qualification Test, which is...bigthink.com
However, as an Arrser of BELM vintage, I am duty bound to highlight it was very optimistic of the US to consider deployments to the jungles of South East Asia where the augmentation of ice cream and balloons to enhance battlefield engagement would inevitably be impaired....
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