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    In all seriousness...

    Steve is right: we've always planned to trade space for time - it worked for the Russians in WWII and it should have worked against them in the event of WWIII - until our NATO allies could get into...
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    JMM, There's also an old nasty rumour about an...

    JMM,

    There's also an old nasty rumour about an RCR weapon retrieved by the Pats, but I can't remember the whole story....
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    RJ - Integration didn't end the regimental...

    RJ - Integration didn't end the regimental system; the three regular army regiments are the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infanftry, The Royal Canadian Regiment, and the Royal 22nd Regiment...
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    Since I was in, during the '80s, the Canadian...

    Since I was in, during the '80s, the Canadian Forces have gone from a "unified" service back towards a more discrete Army, Air Force, and Navy. In the forty-year interregnum the CF has been the...
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    Not wanted: More Canadian Trigger-Pullers

    They must have gotten the story wrong - an excess of recruits actually choosing infantry, in the midst of a shooting war?

    "I am 1,600 infantrymen over my establishment," Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie...
  6. Coldstreamer: Other than that, Mrs Lincoln,...

    Coldstreamer:

    Other than that, Mrs Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?

    Sorry, I just couldn't resist.
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    Confusion at the top?

    MikeF provides a quote indicating that Eikenberry resisted McCrystal's clandestine ops efforts due to risk and the possibility of civilian casualties, and JohnT reminds us that SmallWarfare requires...
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    In the absence of leadership from the Oval...

    In the absence of leadership from the Oval Office, where civil and military authority merge, there will be no uniting the factions beneath.

    However, I doubt that the feud has become public...
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