Why are books contraband in a US boot camp?
posted 3 years ago
An acquaintance of mine has signed up for the US Army and is now in his first six months called basic training. He was not allowed to bring books and asked us to send him reading material.
A military website states for basic training:
Dice, playing cards, dominoes, magazines, newspapers, and books will be confiscated.
Is there an official rationale that was brought forward when the regulation was instated?