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    What happens if...

    The necessary questions:

    Qadafi reasserts power?

    The rebels win?

    Libya splits into two factions and the rebellion becomes a prolonged civil war?

    Then does this matter to the West? Europe?...
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    UN support

    M-A L,

    I look at the UN as a tool to provide legitimacy. The UN doesn't do much on its own. It does however in old west terms have the capacity to deputize a military force and provide it...
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    Localized solution

    MA Lagrange-

    I think you may have misunderstood me a little. I was not thinking 'arranged peace' I was thinking more along the lines of Libiyan Democracy and freedom garaunteed by Eygptian force...
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    The spreading democratic movement

    Ok I am not a democracy zealot but hear this out. The best option (in my opinion) in Libiya is to, with UN and NATO backing, support a local solution to bring about a rapid end to the violence. The...
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    IO battle continues

    Insurgent TTP:

    When any event happens in which a civilian death, particularly of women and children, occurs immediatly blame the Coalition Forces. (The exception would only be if an insurgent was...
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    misunderstood ROE

    The issue is not with the veracity of the reporting I am sure that Ms. Yousef reported what she was told. From my vantage she always seemed a straight shooter. However what she did get wrong, and...
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    Please do not believe the reporters

    it's been a long time since I've posted for many different reasons. mainly didn't have anything worthwhile to say. Also, I've been busy. Currently I am on a staff in southern afghanistan and have a...
  8. Score 4:0 against pushtoonistan

    BUT, as I am ever in a debate mode here are some historical precedents and some of my own thoughts having been looking hard at the region lately.

    Here is a JSTOR article from 1973. Dated yes, but...
  9. Consider PUSHTUNISTAN

    In a review of both historical actions, the dubious validity of the Durand line and the recent battles in and around the Pashtun stronholds in both Afghanistan and Pakistan it appears the insurgent...
  10. Thread: The Long War

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    The Long War

    Concept summarized by Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen Conway:

    "The Long War"

    "Many in our country routinely characterize what is taking place in
    the Gulf as the "War with Iraq." I would...
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    Imho

    PRT's if properly led and organized, solidly funded and fully intergrated to the local and international civ-mil presence and contributing to FID & IO in their AO (gotta luv acronyms) can be a huge...
  12. life vs property-historical view of punitive action

    "... it is only an unphilosophic mind that will hold it legitimate, to take a man's life, and illegitimate to destroy his property."

    After reading several threads I was reminded of a passage in...
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    Iowa corn etc...

    What I hear (living in Iowa currently) is that the future (projected) cost of fuel to conduct harvesting and transport of corn and soybean will cut into the profit magin. The famers here are excited...
  14. Thread: The SC-MAGTF

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    CR6 & Davidbfpro

    Gents I can only ask that you read through the Attached Pamphlet --The Long War, Send in the Marines. It can answer your questions far better than I could.
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  15. Thread: The SC-MAGTF

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    The SC-MAGTF

    New Marine Corps operating concept: the Security Cooperation Marine Air Ground Task Force and Naval GLobal Fleet Stations the new pillar capability added to outfit the Marine Corps for the "long...
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    "This could be the start of a war in South America,"

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080303/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/venezuela_colombia

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080303/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/venezuela_colombia

    Ah Hugo, in my opinion you are a dollar store...
  17. perhaps a little

    UrsaMajor--there have been many irregular forces made up of soldiers in history. It isn't what the unit is, or who is in it, it is how the unit acts and is utilized. Historically some main line units...
  18. By historical review it would seem that: 1)...

    By historical review it would seem that:

    1) Irregular warfare is the norm
    2) Regular warfare is the exception
    3) Irregular warfare kills with a thousand small cuts (queitly like cancer)
    4)...
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    You can give the irregular force a battlefield ...

    You can give the irregular force a battlefield victory here if they achieved a strategic aim BUT this is not a true defeat, LOOSING AN ELECTION is not the same as forced regime change, loss of...
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    true defeat defined....

    your nation state no longer exists in the manner it once did, having a new government imposed upon it; or ceases to exist in entirety. Byzantium, Rome, Germany/Japan (WWII), South Vietnam,...
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    reply to Global Scout

    I added the bold because I think the statement needs to be evaluated. Defeat is an interesting word, true defeat for Israel means no more Israel, but Global Scout states defeat in the campaign, a...
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    what is missing

    What is missing in the analysis is a study of the nature of the fight, meaning defensive. The Hizbullah forces built a defensive position, a defense in depth if you will, that was attacked by the...
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    on generalship and the new FM's

    Generals of the US Republic are in many ways similar to those of the Roman Republic. Roman Generals in the Republic age were well trained and capable; all had come up with experience through the...
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    initial invasions

    The initial invasions of both Afghanistan and Iraq went off in masterful applications of force. Both operations were handled with superb directness of purpose. They were entirely different...
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    a temp surge is a good thing

    Face it a surge is simply a reinforcement in order to regain or recapture the momentum that was/is being lost to a "surge" re-SURGEnt opposing force. The ability for a commander in the field to call...
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