Pare che la barba lunga, la famosa tactical beard faccia bene al possessore/operatore.
In un report rilasciato poco tempo fa, una ricerca think tank della Xegis Solutions ha definito che esiste una correlazione tra la barba lunga e capacità in combattimento.
Jonathan Burns, responsabile della ricerca ha spiegato che “We took 100 soldiers. 25 were Special Forces qualified and had beards, 25 were Special Forces qualified without beards, 25 were regular Army allowed to grow beards for the study, and the last 25 were regular Army without beards. All 100 of these subjects were in direct combat in Afghanistan during the study.” “Xegis Solutions had several teams of researchers embedded with these troops to make observations on their combat effectiveness. The results were overwhelming, out of the 50 soldiers with beards, zero were wounded or killed and they had a significantly higher accuracy of fire than the soldiers without beards. The soldiers lacking beards had a higher rate of weapons malfunctions and basically, shit went wrong most of the time.”
Lo stesso Gen. James E. Matias, lanciato dalla ricerca a mio avviso esagera nei concetti: “The time has come for the Armed Forces to accept the facts, and the facts are that beards save lives. All this time it was speculated that Green Berets were better because of their superior and intensive training while in fact, most of it had to do with beards.” “It’s settled science. In light of this information we will enforce a rule requiring all males to wear at least one inch of facial hair at all times. Furthermore, any females able to grow facial hair are encouraged to do so as well.”