One of the soldiers who spoke with Mattis on Wednesday brought up the matter and asked whether the "wire obstacles
" his unit was installing would need to be removed later on.
There are only 13 such beaches and all have already been prepped for such an eventuality, and reservists could be called up to help set up a hellish network of what Easton called "razor wire nets, hook boards, skin-peeling planks, barbed wire fences, wire obstacles
, spike strips, landmines, anti-tank barrier walls, anti-tank obstacles ...
Air Force combat controllers from the 321st Special Tactics Squadron, airborne engineers from Company B cleared the dirt FLS of wire obstacles
, mines, and unexploded ordnance in preparation for C-130 airlands.
A YouTube video this week emerged showing a child crawling through wire obstacles
. While the footage is blurry, some things are still pretty clear.
A suicide bomber exploded 50 metres short of bunker on northern perimeter as he got entangled in the wire obstacles
and Naib Subedar Said Nabi fired at him from close range.
They faced a 12km run before tackling underwater, burning and barbed wire obstacles
, all while enduring near freezing temperatures.
Charged by the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, more than one thousand anti-government protesters called on Sunday for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down, chanting: "There is no way out, either leave or step down." The protesters began marching from Sana'a University towards Al-Sabaeen Square, where central security placed barbed wire obstacles
to prevent entrance to the area, popular for protests and large celebrations.
The three will face a run of roughly 12km, followed by a gruelling assault course with underwater, burning and barbed wire obstacles
Four new anti-aircraft sites at Blyth in Northumberland were also revealed, as well as many examples of coastal practice bombing ranges, pill box sites, barbed wire obstacles
, gun pits and barrage balloon moorings which were part of wartime coastal defences.
(Rumour has it that one Canadian battalion, which shall remain nameless, was chastised because the wire obstacles
in front of the position were not highly polished.
The self-contained system has been in increased demand by special-forces units because it can breach minefields or wire obstacles
within a relatively short period of time.