Brits overrun Leavenworth, Kansas for training exercise

British soldiers learning about urban warfare in a typical, midwestern US town? How curious — and disturbing. Remember that Canada is technically under British ‘rule’, and that we have an agreement with Canada for troops exchange in case of emergencies. Just a thought. — PID

Mar 7, 2008 (LJWORLD) — /SNIP/ The British soldiers, all recently promoted to major, are visiting Fort Leavenworth for a three-week training course where they will work with their American counterparts on planning operations. Maj. Philip Gill, with the UK force, said that coming to Kansas was a change of scenery that added new challenges and unfamiliar issues when solving problems. “It makes us have to think completely different about a problem and takes us out of our comfort zone,” Gill said. Full Report