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    Currently reading Leading Up and All In about Gen...

    Currently reading Leading Up and All In about Gen Petraeus. A little disappointed with All In. Not so much with the book itself by more with the flow and structure the author is using. There's not...
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    Fellas, Thanks for the feedback. After...

    Fellas,

    Thanks for the feedback. After burning some significant brain cells I think we've come up with a quasi system in place to assess how the ANA is doing/improving.

    Once we come up with...
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    Thanks for the help. I'm attending the COIN...

    Thanks for the help.

    I'm attending the COIN academy this week. I'm not holding my breath though. I've herad these courses are good for conceptual but a little light on execution recommendations....
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    Metric Assessments in the Advisor World

    Gentlemen,

    I'll be taking an adviser team to Afg in the spring time and I'm having a hard time figuring out one of the key tenets of COIN success or failure, how to assess progress.

    As the...
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    Infanteer, Look up the book "Mastering...

    Infanteer,


    Look up the book "Mastering Tactics" by John Schmitt, Maj, USMCR. You can probably buy it off the Marine Corps association website.

    John Schmitt is more or less the "creator" of...
  6. Thread: LAR in COE/Afghan

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    82redleg, Thanks for the posts. Read the...

    82redleg,

    Thanks for the posts. Read the articles you linked and it seems that the Canadians view the LAV as an IFV. They were beneficial to see how other countries are employing LAVs in...
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    Not to mention if you have a head space and...

    Not to mention if you have a head space and timing gauge in an Inf Bn you're a lucky man. Those are worth their weight in gold in Weapons Co.

    Pete
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    Thanks for the responses and info. I've read...

    Thanks for the responses and info.

    I've read Defense of Jisr Al-Doreaa. Good short read my plt cmdrs will read. I liken it to an Idiot's guide in the CENTCOM AO.

    Thanks for the Canadian...
  9. Thread: LAR in COE/Afghan

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    Correction, Defense of Hill 781: An allegory of...

    Correction, Defense of Hill 781: An allegory of mechanized combat, is the book I incorrectly referenced.

    Found it on amazon.com for about from $6 to $13. Just ordered it. Should be here in a...
  10. Thread: LAR in COE/Afghan

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    LAR in COE/Afghan

    Gentlemen,

    My orders got switched from a straight leg infantry Bn to a LAR Bn. Good and Bad.

    At LAR I've been told I'll get a company right away and have a full work up. At the inf Bn there...
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    Gentlemen, Thanks for the info. I've been...

    Gentlemen,

    Thanks for the info. I've been lurking for quite a while soaking up all the information. I'm deploying to Afghanistan this fall with a Marine Inf Bn. En Shallah I'll be a rifle Co...
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