Federal judge says DOD can't fund Boy Scout outing in Issues & Politics Posted July 9, 2005 "That is why it is taxpayer money well spent. In addition to armor and equipment needs, it gives them real world skill practice to do their job when they do have to fight. " In peacetime, I would agree with you. Right now, we have a wonderful training site just yonder of the Euphrates River that can fulfill all the training needs you specified. Real world ones too. Nothing better to practice your skills than to do it on a live patient.