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19th Nov '17 10:06:39 AM cynicalcylon
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** In addition to this, Emery in the film refers to the new soldiers as "Private [Name]", when it should be "Recruit [Name]". Recruit is a soldier's title while in basic training; private is the rank they earn once they graduate from it.
10th Sep '17 8:50:05 AM thatmadork
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** Creator/RLeeErmey, a former DrillSergeantNasty in RealLife, once said in an interview that a drill instructor would ''never'' be allowed to slap, choke or punch a recruit even in his days as a young Marine, any who did would be stripped of their command immediately. His character was also much more verbally abusive than any drill instructor would ever be allowed to be.
** Taking even a ''single'' round of ammunition, nevermind an entire clip, from the firing range would be next to impossible. Live rounds are only given out at the range, and ''every'' round is accounted for: you will be given twenty rounds, someone will stand by you and see that you load ''and fire'' twenty rounds. And then there's the continual inspections and searches down to the lint in your pockets: it's not just to teach them an eye for detail and adherence to rules, but also to make sure that recruits don't have anything they shouldn't. But then we wouldn't have thhe most iconic scene in the film, would we?
3rd Sep '17 7:15:27 PM TargetOnMyBack
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*** British Army regulations do allow the wearing of a beard if there is a serious medical or religious reason (e.g., skin condition prevents shaving or the soldier is a devout Sikh) or a 'operational reasons' as decided by a sufficiently high ranking officer (e.g., patrolling in the desert for weeks and there's not enough water for shaving). Of course none of these are mentioned or obvious in the episode so Artistic License is the most likely explanation.

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*** British Army regulations do allow the wearing of a beard if there is a serious medical or religious reason (e.g., skin condition prevents shaving or the soldier is a devout Sikh) or a 'operational reasons' as decided by a sufficiently high ranking officer (e.g., patrolling in the desert for weeks and there's not enough water for shaving). Of course none of these are mentioned or obvious in the episode so Artistic License is the most likely explanation.
7th Aug '17 1:01:37 PM WillKeaton
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* [[DefconFive getting the Defcon system wrong.]]

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* [[DefconFive getting Getting the Defcon system wrong.]]
7th Aug '17 1:01:16 PM WillKeaton
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* [[DefconFive getting the Defcon system wrong.]]
7th Aug '17 12:57:19 PM WillKeaton
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It should also be noted that since media portrayal tends to influence public perception, there are a [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19016_5-myths-about-military-you-believe-thanks-to-movies.html few myths many people believe about the military thanks to movies]].

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It should also be noted that since media portrayal tends to influence public perception, there are a [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19016_5-myths-about-military-you-believe-thanks-to-movies.html few myths many people believe about the military thanks to movies]].
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26th Jul '17 11:04:15 AM nightkiller
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*** According the [[http://www.history.army.mil/brochures/kw-stale/stale.htm U.S. Army Center of Military History]] “…a soldier earned four points for every month he served in close combat, two points per month for rear-echelon duty in Korea, and one point for duty elsewhere in the Far East…The Army initially stated that enlisted men needed to earn forty-three points to be eligible for rotation back to the States, while officers required fifty-five points. In June 1952 the Army reduced these requirements to thirty-six points for enlisted men and thirty-seven points for officers.”
23rd Jul '17 7:40:33 PM Wooboo
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** While U.S Air Force soldiers are depicted rather accurately, the same cannot be said for the Russian forces we see on the show. This is most prominently displayed in "The Tomb", which is chock full of inaccuracies. For starters, the Russian Stargate team are stated to be from the Russian Air Force, which unlike the U.S Air Force, does not have any ground troops. It's possible that a writer mistook the Russian Airborne Troops (Vozdushno-desantnye voyska Rossii, or VDV) for members of the Air Force. They are also shown wearing black berets, as opposed to the blue berets of the VDV, one of their most distinctive uniform features, while black berets are worn by Naval Infantry, Russian tank troops and the now-defunct OMON special police unit.
14th Jul '17 9:19:11 PM HeroGal2347
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* The Navy presented in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' is rather...unique.

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* The Navy presented in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' is rather...unique.
10th Jul '17 11:48:06 AM isolato
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*** Actually "who's commanding more combat-capable unit" could be a criterion - in case when seniority was not clearly established within the pre-existing chain of command - in many real-world militaries. What does not make sense here that they had not known the rule as a matter of fact. Chalk it to the MildlyMilitary nature of the Starfleet.
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