Why american SOF are the only SOF that dont use balaclavas ?

Why american SOF are the only SOF that dont use balaclavas ?
Even the burger police related SOF like SWAT dont use balaclavas

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    they're proud of their atrocities and want the public to know decades down the line when they're running for office

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because we're a professional force and not a bunch of edgy wannabe larper losers (at least most of the time). Americans conduct war like going to your 9-5 office job, and you don't go to the office in a balaclava.

    as a side note this is why I'm upset we abandoned normal collars for faggy "mandarin" collars

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      mandarin collars are based fuck off

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        okay ping ping

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >t. never foot patrolled for hours

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I have and mandarin collars are fucking gay and you should be ashamed to wear them. Lapels are useful as fuck for extending the usefulness range of temperatures for a uniform by turning them up and down, but that's not something I'd expect any seppo burger to understand since none of their military learns basic fieldcraft or soldiering skills. Mandarin collars are the military uniform equivalent of an adult wearing onsie and a diaper.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >since none of their military learns basic fieldcraft or soldiering skills.
              None of the US military learns basic fieldcraft or soldiering? Really? I get third world cope over this type of shit, but this is just genuinely pathetic.

              And any outdoorsman of the slightest bit knows lapels are better than not having them in cold weather conditions, this isn't some groundbreaking secret. Only thing better is a turtleneck that can go high enough to be a half-face-mask and be rolled down securely when not needed.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i dont get what hes trying to say either "omg i pop my collar and i get 3/4 of an inch around my neck for warmth compared to mandarin collar only pops up 1/2 of an inch. (so to speak.) clearly just splitting hairs. or actually great at baiting thinking that mandarin collar is always worn up and velcroed while in gear.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              im sorry youre yurop

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Post your Infantry Combat Badge with a timestamp you gay cuck Australian. Your entire military has 1/10th of the capability of an MEU

              go register your gel blaster and get another vaccine or you're not allowed out of the voluntary concentration camp

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >faggy "mandarin" collars
      Those are practical.
      Lapels are just pure fashion and serve no practical function. Wasted material for no gain and stuff gets caught on them.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Lapels are just pure fashion
        a good uniform combines function and fashion. there is no excuse to ditch the fashion aspect unless you're uncreative.
        some of the greatest uniforms to ever exists would have never been made if autistic gays like you were always obsessed with efficiency instead of keeping an eye for style

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Unfathomable based. Bring back the fucking good old days when your dress was your combat and you could be fucking proud to wear it. Wasn't only the British, everyone used to pull this shit

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Forgot pic.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              we asked for cock pics but red coats work just as well

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >tfw no K98 rifle grenade launcher

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >having to put flour and grease in your hair and tie it painfully tight
            >having to wear a tight piece of leather round your neck that chafes all the time
            >sweating your cock off in the Indian/Iberian sun because you're wearing so much

            I'm good.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Unfathomable based. Bring back the fucking good old days when your dress was your combat and you could be fucking proud to wear it. Wasn't only the British, everyone used to pull this shit

          This. Allyness saves lives.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Those are practical.
        so practical we abandoned them?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Americans conduct war like going to your 9-5 office job, and you don't go to the office in a balaclava

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        imagine that sweaty crack smell.
        before you ask.
        pick one.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Dude your business degrees are a fair part of why the US kinda sucks at soldiering a lot of the time.
      Robert McNamara is not a guy to idolise.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Everyone conducts war like a 9-5 job. Its not mutt exclusive

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because they suck to wear. besides the mountains of afghan might be the only time anyone cared to use one, even then it was scarves or half face masks.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >hiding your identity
    >being a coward
    what the fuck is someone going to do to the US, call them mean names?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      they're proud of their atrocities and want the public to know decades down the line when they're running for office

      Face cam hide identity too but burgers use it
      Atleast i think

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why hide your face when you got paper pushers at home that do that for you?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    US SOF don't usually do police work so they don't really fear revenge attacks from cartel/mafia etc.
    They don't usually commit war crimes.
    They might wear them in the cold but we don't see hundreds of photos of them in the alps, usually it's jungles or sandboxes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >They don't usually commit war crimes.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    SWAT isn't SOF, we don't lump civilian organizations into that umbrella term like you guys do with "Spetznaz", Ivan.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck off retard im not even russian
      This retarded war ruined discussions

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    but they do wear them, when you google "navy seals" or other us sf units, plenty of guys on photos are masked.
    if they have balaclavas, they can wear them whenever, this is especially true for tier 0 glowies who can wear whatever.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        but they do wear them, when you google "navy seals" or other us sf units, plenty of guys on photos are masked.
        if they have balaclavas, they can wear them whenever, this is especially true for tier 0 glowies who can wear whatever.

        They dont tho
        Pics you see are airsoft larpers or non us SOF

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Getty Images photograph of navy seals that is easily reverse searched
          >"dude they're playing airsoft"

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Good place to ask this question:
    Cam cream - not seen it in Ukraine.
    Is it a NATO thing?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      face paint? it fucking sucks i dont get it, freezes to skin or opposite then you get burning crayon on your face. its for officers to come around and tell the soldiers they look scary

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        But it look cool
        It make me feel like Big Boss

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      face paint? it fucking sucks i dont get it, freezes to skin or opposite then you get burning crayon on your face. its for officers to come around and tell the soldiers they look scary

      it's not that kind of sneaky forest/jungle war where face paint actually matters a lot
      if you walk around white as fuck in a northern forest or tropical rainforest you're gonna be mulch

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        dont worry my white socks will give me away first and untucked bootlaces getting caught on a twig.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          not the same thing at all, your face is what you use to look and your hands is what you manipulate stuff with
          dunno what to tell you, i've notionally "killed" people who neglected this

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Probably because balaclavas are specific kit depending on the environment and purpose of the mission.

    If you're in cold weather, you'll probably want to wear one.
    If you're on task in an urban centre with large amounts of civilians, you'll probably wear one for identity protection reasons.
    If you're in a warzone, balaclava or no, the people you're fighting want you dead anyways so it is redundant.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Urban
      Why Swat sometimes dont use them despite fighting mostly in a urban environement

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        SWAT teams tend not to be classified as special forces in the US. Mostly because it is military nomenclature, and the military and police forces are mutually seperate entities.

        It really depends on various factor to why they do or do not wear balaclavas, personal preference, whether or not it will be highly publicized, who exactly they're going after. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't, that's all there really is to it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          swat are little more that standard issue basic bitch infantry that do more mout, i dont consider tem SF either

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            FBI SWAT, specifically the HRT, one could make an argument for, since counter-terrorism is part of their objectives. But the average municipal SWAT team is most certainly not.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          swat are little more that standard issue basic bitch infantry that do more mout, i dont consider tem SF either

          The correct term is PTU (Police Tactical Unit)

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            excuse me no it isnt, its called SRT (Special Response Team)

            FBI SWAT, specifically the HRT, one could make an argument for, since counter-terrorism is part of their objectives. But the average municipal SWAT team is most certainly not.

            well you just skipped right to the top on that one. of course the letter agencies will but the other 99% of police stations nah.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              SRT is just another name like SWAT
              SWAT is just the common name but any name could work. Again the official term is PTU
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_tactical_unit

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i literally dont care

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You don't need one for arresting a crackhead with a hostage, no one is coming after you.

        You might for raiding a cartel safehouse.

        They're hot and you get sweaty, I wear them for cycling in snow or skiing but I take them off as soon as convenient.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because SWAT doesn't fear revenge attacks by gangs that have more power than them, or the military. No need to hide your identity when none that you arrest dare touch you for fear of the life sentence and prison gaurds leaving your cell open so Jamal and his boys can get all up in your bootyhole for an extra hour of private visitation.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because they are not comfortable to wear and often times are unnecessary in certain environments. You will only see them wearing mask or balaclavas when they are in cold or sandy/dusty environments. There is barely any practicality for balaclavas in most cases and SOF are not larpers. US troops will occasionally wear balaclavas, but thats like 1 out of an entire squad that will be willing to wear them.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >balaclavas are the third worlds answer to Toilet Paper
    >And dont you forget it

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My CO always said only terrorists hide their faces.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    don't worry they will use a mask when they'll come for your freedumbs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why isnt that airsoft player wearing his goggles.
      REF REF REF

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      oh no not my poor moroninos attacking a federal courthouse! so sad!!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >They'll wear a mask
      If it makes them happy I guess
      I already don't view them as people anyway so the dehumanizing part is moot

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Commies don't deserve freedoms.

      Also they were just ganking theor on operatives anyway.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Sub 80 iq post.
        SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Bill of rights only apply to human beings.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Noguns

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Nice one

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You sound like a glowie trying to push anti 2A sentiment

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You sound like an Antifa apologist and a gay

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >actively wants less guns in america
                okay fed

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Those are just regular fed goons, not SOF.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it gives them an excuse to use blackface

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    nothing to fear nothing to hide

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My guess would be because they're usually deployed in an advisory role, and balaclavas are sub-optimal for building rapport with the local forces they're supposed to be training. same reason (on paper at least) that they grow beards. hearts and minds.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    for political and pr reasons. balaclava is far too associated with terrorists in the view of the american public.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most pics you see on the internet of US Special Forces are either training photos or photos of them doing LRRP or coordinating with local forces. During direct action (kill/capture, hostage rescue, etc.), especially ones taking place in close quarters where there's an expectation that explosive entries will be necessary, you do tend to see them wearing flame retardant masks or balaclavas to protect themselves from receiving flash burns from things like flashbangs or door charges

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They do. They don't usually take photo ops with them.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have seen Detroit Oblast SRT wear masks and balaclavas numerous times.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In the US they don't have any kind of real organized crime anymore as everyone is subject to the government like a good boy. In other eu countries secret police and sf need to hide their identities to protect their life and their family.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They usually don't deploy where it is cold.

    If they were deployed to an environment like Ukraine for whatever reason, they would be sporting face coverings as well, but only during the cold seasons.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Same reason burgers threw autistic shitfits over wearing flu masks

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