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Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 08-28-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 17,024
Posted By Rifleman
I don't know why the US Army hasn't embraced the...

I don't know why the US Army hasn't embraced the idea of a true alpine unit. Perhaps it wouldn't need to be a division but at least a brigade. Basing such a unit at Ft. Carson is usually mentioned...
Forum: Historians 08-19-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 31,368
Posted By Rifleman
But it's a good generalization!

Look at the two famous green dragoons from an earlier war: Banistre Tarelton and Henry Lee.

One account of the "Waxhaws Massacre" says Tarelton had a horse shot out from under him during the...
Forum: Historians 08-19-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 31,368
Posted By Rifleman
LOL, reminds me of the old John Ford classic Rio Grande.

IIRC, The Duke and Sergeant-Major Quinncannon (Victor McLaglen) had rode down the Shenandoah together and burned The Duke's wife's plantation. Maureen O'Hara's character was holding a bit of a...
Forum: Historians 08-13-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 31,368
Posted By Rifleman
LOL, don't know where I'd begin. I suppose I...

LOL, don't know where I'd begin. I suppose I could find something on the League of the South website to cut and paste but I'm not sure I'd want to do that.



Because if I was advocating, I...
Forum: Historians 08-13-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 31,368
Posted By Rifleman
Command Responsibility and War Crimes: general discussion

Moderator's Note

This thread's title 'Was William T. Sherman a war criminal?' which covered this thread's discussion, but in August 2013 it became a wider topic and JMM99 suggested we retain this...
Forum: Trigger Puller 07-22-2011
Replies: 224
Views: 113,283
Posted By Rifleman
Did Donn Starry take TRADOC in a different...

Did Donn Starry take TRADOC in a different direction or was he a continuation of DuPuy?
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 07-16-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 13,983
Posted By Rifleman
Ranger BN? No, not by the definition of what a...

Ranger BN? No, not by the definition of what a Ranger BN is now. In times past, companies designated as Ranger units were attached to corps, divisions and brigades for recon and raiding but now the...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 07-01-2011
Replies: 226
Views: 77,722
Posted By Rifleman
So you want to keep the divison vs. the COL...

So you want to keep the divison vs. the COL MacGregor idea of eliminating the two-star HQ? How do most company and field grades feel about this?

Also, will light infantry brigades go back to a...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-21-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,695
Posted By Rifleman
Pete, I understand how we got there and I...

Pete,

I understand how we got there and I agree it should not drive tactics but it often does, doesn't it?

One example is a Bradley platoon. With four Brads in a platoon each able to hold up...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-21-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,695
Posted By Rifleman
It's been suggested. That was one of Wilf Owen's...

It's been suggested. That was one of Wilf Owen's big things: a platoon of 30 or so divided into big fire teams without a permanent squad organization. His idea was that you could mix and match the...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 06-01-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 43,118
Posted By Rifleman
Back to subject of sustained marching with loads...

Back to subject of sustained marching with loads or going straight into a fight after a hard march: I think the best 20th Century historical examples would probably be the Chindits and Marauders from...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 06-01-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 43,118
Posted By Rifleman
I can see their point but other top cops have...

I can see their point but other top cops have disagreed.

For instance, some members of the now defunct NYPD Stakeout Squad used to shoot competition and thought it helpful for stress inoculation....
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 06-01-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 43,118
Posted By Rifleman
Oh, you heretic! :eek: You just trashed the...

Oh, you heretic! :eek:

You just trashed the Best Ranger Competition! ;)
Forum: Law Enforcement 05-31-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 27,494
Posted By Rifleman
Angry Guess I should have used an emocon with that line...

Guess I should have used an emocon with that line to denote humor.

Fuchs,

*sigh*

Mostly I enjoy reading your posts and think you usually make a well reasoned and positive contribution to the...
Forum: Law Enforcement 05-30-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 27,494
Posted By Rifleman
My personal experiences are with a small (30...

My personal experiences are with a small (30 sworn) municipal agency: not big city but not quite podunk Andy and Barney. In a lot of ways we are too big to be little and too little to be big.

We...
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-24-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 22,984
Posted By Rifleman
Never did it except on the EIB test but I can't...

Never did it except on the EIB test but I can't remember how to do it now.

I'm not sure where M2s were at in a light unit. Didn't HHC have them to mount on 2.5 ton trucks?
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 02-17-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 20,244
Posted By Rifleman
Books on tape count, right?

Listening to Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton.

It's been slow lately, not much going on exept a little traffic enforcement, so books on tape are great. I've got 1776 to start on next.
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 01-26-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 20,978
Posted By Rifleman
Uh, kinda sorta:

Police don't, or shouldn't, automatically treat everyone as a criminal.

But I'm convinced the following quote is the way to go:

"Conduct every traffic stop extending the olive branch of...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 01-26-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 20,978
Posted By Rifleman
Off topic, but somewhat related:

While reading the thread I've pondered LE applications of the concept.

Wilf listed and defined Operational Area and Area of Responsibility. Operational Area seems to roughly equate to a...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 01-25-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 11,670
Posted By Rifleman
Initial thoughts:

Lengthy, but looks like a worthwhile read. I'll spend the next few days going over it.

This is a subject that interests me very much. Thanks for posting his.
Forum: Law Enforcement 01-25-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 15,390
Posted By Rifleman
Good points. Add respect or "status" to the...

Good points. Add respect or "status" to the list.
Forum: Trigger Puller 01-24-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,695
Posted By Rifleman
That's it, Ken. "Cognitive dissonance issues." ...

That's it, Ken. "Cognitive dissonance issues." You're done. :p
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 01-24-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 20,978
Posted By Rifleman
I take it by "SOF" you don't mean Army Special...

I take it by "SOF" you don't mean Army Special Forces and by "their thing" you mean a direct action and it's aftermath?



Again, I take it you mean DA. I would have thought the battle space...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 01-23-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 126,751
Posted By Rifleman
Everything old is new again?

It was common for MACV-SOG Recon Teams to wear OGs and add some spray paint touches before a mission. This was often their choice even though tigers and the like were available.

Link:...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 01-23-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 126,751
Posted By Rifleman
Camo, shamo...

Am I the only one who misses OG107 jungle fatigues? They weren't always the best option when new but my faded-out ones usually looked like the last thing I had rolled in.
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