Apparently the Dutch will not be coming for the big exercise, though I am told that the USMC is coming. British instructors tell me that the U.S. Marines actually are very forward-leaning on tracking. That the U.S. Marines are on the trail of tracking probably has General James Mattis’s fingerprints on it. That man is a warrior. I met him in Fallujah, and Mattis actually told me his name as if I didn’t know. (Who doesn’t know General Mattis? In smaller circles, he’s as respected as Petraeus.)...Anyway, another great day was had in the tracking school, and I think this British soldier from Nepal helped me figure out why the U.S. Army near-about ignores tracking; it’s incredibly effective, simple and cheap, and so we probably wouldn’t want to get involved.