[Jokes] Securing a Building (fwd)

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Tue Oct 5 04:00:58 BST 2004

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Subject: Securing a Building

One reason the Armed Services have trouble operating jointly is that 
they have very different meanings for the same terms.

The Joint Chiefs once told the Navy to "secure a building," to which 
they responded by turning off the lights and locking the doors.

The Joint Chiefs then instructed Army personnel to "secure the 
building," and they occupied the building so no one could enter.

Upon receiving the exact same order, the Marines assaulted the 
building, captured it, and set up defenses with suppressive fire & 
amphibious assault vehicles, established reconnaissance and 
communications channels, and prepared for close hand-to-hand combat 
if the situation arose.

But the Air Force, on the other hand, acted most swiftly on the 
command, and took out a three-year lease with an option to buy.

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