Volume IV continues to report, editorialize, and speculate on Marine Corps Scout Sniping. We write for snipers and those interested in the art. Much of what we write about is not considered politically correct. We could not care less. Sniping, it sometimes seems, is supposed to be efficiently carried out, but no one is supposed to publicly mention or notice the dangerous and demanding duty. The Scout Sniper really is an enemy's worst nightmare. Not only do Scout Snipers discover secrets, they kill important people.
If our words are insensitive, so be it.
The Scout Sniper is the Marine Corps' most potent and cost-effective weapon. Until the Corps is willing to stand up and recognize that effectiveness and the Scout Snipers' essentiality, the snipers role will continue to be misunderstood, mismanaged, and downgraded.