Michael A. Chance
mchance at crl.com
Mon Jul 10 05:17:53 PDT 1995
> Thanks, I'll keep this in mind. Although, I didn't think Mongolia
> was very cool. Or is it a cool dry area, rather than hot and dry?
Actually, Mongolia has a climate much like the Canadian plains, being
on about the same latitude. Remember, this is the place where they
wear felt shoes during the winter, which are about the only kind that
won't freeze and break in the extreme cold.
I believe that the Russian army still maintains a brigade of Mongol
horse soldiers, who are trained for conducting winter operations in
conditions where mechanical weapons (like tanks, APC and most modern
rifles) stop working due to extreme cold.
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