Housing nonprofits march in step with returning soldiers FDIC wants in on JPMorgan settlement, bogs down talks Of course it may be lying – providing arms to bog down the United States in war, or to curry favor with the Taliban as it racks up military gains across the country. dated weapons But many of the Russian weapons in the hands of the Taliban date back to Russia’s own misadventure in Afghanistan in the 1980s, according to one small arms expert.Why are soldiers told to break step or not to march in step while crossing a bridge? They are told to "break step" because the vibrations of the all the steps marching together may cause the.