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kodachromedude said:"and which apparently cannot be recognized by allies."
Seeing as how 4 of the 5 eyes allies (who should be our primary concern) use pips in one form or another, I'm guessing we can read that allies=Americans.
Talking to people at work today, we agreed that the change is likely due to a general going down the US and not being instantly recognized by an American soldier as being a general (we used the analogy that he went to the PX and didn't get saluted by a US cpl). He then came back to Canada and told the other NDHQ people that this was reprehensible and had to be fixed.