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    My professor at Fletcher, Dr. Richard Shultz,...

    My professor at Fletcher, Dr. Richard Shultz, travelled over to work with the Omani Army in the early Spring and got to get some great stories about their efforts in Dhofar.
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    I still think O4 is in the running. That was the...

    I still think O4 is in the running. That was the rumor a few months back.
  3. Bing West's "The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy and the way out of Afghanistan" NYT Review

    All,
    NY Times Dexter Filkins posted his book review of Bing West's new book on Afghanistan. Already waiting for me on the Kindle back at the house. Could be a good one.
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    Link to Joseph Nye's book, Soft Power...

    Link to Joseph Nye's book, Soft Power. A good, quick read.
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    William, At this point in history, the Iraqi...

    William,
    At this point in history, the Iraqi Security Forces own the battlespace, Area of Operations, Operational Environment or whatever term we want to use. They are the lead partner and were...
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    Just started up this one by Pete Blaber of Delta...

    Just started up this one by Pete Blaber of Delta fame. So far very impressed with his outlooks and philosophies. Enjoyable read after about 1/4 of the book and work picking up if you have some...
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    Add in the fact that, at least in Baghdad,...

    Add in the fact that, at least in Baghdad, technically the Iraqi Security Forces are the battlespace owners and you get an even more difficult situation.

    That being said, our Brigade, which was...
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    Mods Note:Copied here from the MRAP thread and is...

    Mods Note:Copied here from the MRAP thread and is very appropriate.

    I'm a day late on this thread but I'll throw my $.02 worth.

    We just left as the only maneuver brigade in all of Baghdad. ...
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    I'm a day late on this thread but I'll throw my...

    I'm a day late on this thread but I'll throw my $.02 worth.

    We just left as the only maneuver brigade in all of Baghdad. We partnered with 6 Iraqi Divisions (4 IA and 2 FP) and with the...
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    It was like that back in 1994 in the anti-tank...

    It was like that back in 1994 in the anti-tank companies in the 82d Airborne as well. Not sure when it started but definitely still in effect in combined arms battalions today as well.
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    Just finished reading "A Chance in Hell" by Jim...

    Just finished reading "A Chance in Hell" by Jim Michels about 1-1 AD and the Anbar Awakening. Quick read with some salient points about the steps then COL MacFarland took with his brigade prior to...
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    Tom, Great to hear from you too. Our Brigade...

    Tom,
    Great to hear from you too. Our Brigade HQs is now co-located in the same building as the division HQs...some interesting dynamics there that's for sure! Not much as changed inside VBC from...
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    I'm currently in the brigade responsible for...

    I'm currently in the brigade responsible for Baghdad and was here during the "end of combat operations". The funny thing is we ended up in more direct fire engagements post 1 September than are...
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    NY Times Article on Powerpoint

    NY Times Article on Powerpoint

    Some great quotes in here...and so true. I pull "storyboards" from nearly every event our Squadron does from IED hits to micro grants. The PLs and Troop Commanders...
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    No ANZAC Troops nearby our base in Baghdad but I...

    No ANZAC Troops nearby our base in Baghdad but I piped "Flowers of the Forest" in their honor anyhow.
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    We use this video before every planning session at Squadron...still a classic!
  17. Rob, Thanks for all your years of service and...

    Rob,
    Thanks for all your years of service and good luck with the transition...I'm a few years behind you before that starts for me.

    JCISFA is an impressive organization and I was lucky to be...
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    Gents, Glad we have so many CvC fans out...

    Gents,
    Glad we have so many CvC fans out there...I have the same impression that the author has never read CvC save a few bumper sticker phrases which misses the point entirely of delving into his...
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    Another shot at Clausewitz

    From the NY Times picking on poor Uncle Carl:

    http://ideas.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/24/the-u-s-militarys-german-fetish/?hp
  20. A great score. Lets hope we can get some good...

    A great score. Lets hope we can get some good intel out of this guy and start rolling up more of them.
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    Artillery in COIN

    I've seen some interesting dynamics here in Baghdad with regards to using IDF or trying to at least. The unit replaced pushed hard to fire ground burst illum missions to "discourage" insurgents from...
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    Glad to hear Leavenworth had another great ANZAC...

    Glad to hear Leavenworth had another great ANZAC ceremony. I played the pipes there last year and it was a very moving event.
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    Thanks bro! This came up in our Battle Command...

    Thanks bro! This came up in our Battle Command Seminar today.
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    I've got the draft verison of the new 5.0 if...

    I've got the draft verison of the new 5.0 if anyone is interested. Contact me and I can shoot it out to you.

    Sully
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    Draft FM 5-0?

    Just wondering if anyone has heard or seen anything on a new rewrite of FM-5.0? A buddy of mine in theater was asking and I know I haven't seen anything yet.

    Sully
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