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  • UPDATE (Feb. 7, 2017): Added full-size photo of the Redskins cheerleaders with the Special Forces soldiers in Afghanistan to the bottom of the post.

    Men like gorgeous women and women like tough men. This is an […]

    • Monica — I will answer your questions in greater detail later today. And I will also try adding a full-size photo of the image. I was wondering if someone would ask about that! — Paul

    • Monica — I added the full-size version of the photo to the bottom of the post (right-clicking and opening in a new tab will show it). That part I put in about her ID holder was both intentionally vague and intentional in that I knew readers wouldn’t be able to see it without looking at the full size. I was curious if anyone would notice it, and you did. I’ll answer some questions about the cheerleader’s phone and her ID display, and then I’ll address the other parts of your comment.

      The cell phone is a security issue. But there is nothing illegal or improper about her having it. They would have advised her not to take photos of the troops and other things but they would have allowed her to have it (the same as with your experience with the INS and Border Patrol). However, it is something noteworthy because it partially illustrates how beautiful women can make great intelligence assets. They can go places that men cannot go; they can obtain things that men cannot obtain. The rest of the photos in that DVIDS image gallery provide an even greater illustration of this. Think I could have gotten SF soldiers to let me handle their weapons and equipment even when I was a fellow soldier? Highly unlikely. But the cheerleaders got them to do it!

      The ID holder is simply amusing. It’s meant to display troops’ CAC (or ID cards) but she has (like you said) what appears to be lip balm and nail polish in there along with some coins. So that’s very girlish. But she also has an 82nd Airborne patch and airborne tab in there. So that likely means that prior to visiting the SF soldiers the cheerleaders likely visited 82nd Airborne troops and one of the smitten troops gave her a patch and tab as a souvenir.

      Two other interesting things in the photo are on the soldier closest to the viewer and on the right of the photo. He has a subdued Texas flag on his hat. Does that mean that these SF troops are part of the 19th SF Group? Or is he just a soldier from Texas? Who knows? But it’s interesting. Also notice the patch on his shoulder featuring a scantily clad female. I’m fairly certain that’s an unauthorized patch (and again shows how men like beautiful women). The unauthorized patch isn’t unusual for SF soldiers. And it largely isn’t an issue until it is (see, for instance, this article: http://www.businessinsider.com/us-soldiers-ypg-patches-syria-2016-5).

      As far as families and people seeing war photos they shouldn’t: I know exactly what you mean. I’m not going to link to anything here but I know at least one father who fought hard to keep the national media from publishing a photo of his serviceman son dying from wounds in war. The media didn’t listen and published it, saying it was their responsibility to show the true nature of war. That’s a slightly different point from what you mention about the Vietnamese girl but it still relates to war photography. I haven’t forgotten what the media did nor will I forget the rules they set.

      Thank you for reading and commenting, Monica! — Paul

    • Monica — Thank you again for your comments. I enjoy hearing from you. — Paul

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