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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Learning Army in High School

Many of the students at my English school are high school students. I often ask them about their classes, what they're studying, what they enjoy, what they think is boring.

The other day, I found out that every eleventh grader in Vietnam studies "Army". The curriculum includes military strategies & war tactics, as well as how to use an AK-47. Yep. They all know how to use an AK-47. Really. Every man & woman in Vietnam over the age of 16 knows how to use an AK-47.

Why, I asked. In case they're invaded again, they said. Now that's being prepared!