Sending in The Specialists

Sending in The Specialists

War is a complicated operation calling for more than just soldiers, sailors and pilots. The Pentagon has deployed many units, mostly from the reserves, that are entrusted with specific support functions:

BATTLEFIELD HISTORIANS. Military History Detachments from all the services have been sent to the gulf to collect and preserve maps and other documents that will eventually become the official history of Desert Shield for the National Archives. Also on deck: service members with artistic talent to do sketches documenting troop life in the sand.

COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHERS. For more immediate history, specialists have been sent to the region to provide stills,...

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