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Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 07-19-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 31,514
Posted By socal1200r
That's why I don't have a smartphone, iPad, or...

That's why I don't have a smartphone, iPad, or Kindle; still use a 3G flip phone; still have an iPod; still use a Garmin GPS; have less than 20 friends on Facebook, and most of their feeds are turned...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 07-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 8,108
Posted By socal1200r
This is what happens when you try to bring a...

This is what happens when you try to bring a western-style of centralized govt and govt services to a tribal-based country that's barely out of the stone-age, where corruption is rampant, starting at...
Forum: The Whole News 07-18-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 10,420
Posted By socal1200r
From JP 3-22: Foreign Internal Defense: ...

From JP 3-22: Foreign Internal Defense: Participation by civilian and military agencies of a government in any of the action programs taken by another government or other designated organization to...
Forum: The Whole News 07-18-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 10,420
Posted By socal1200r
Negative Ghostrider...my internet research skills...

Negative Ghostrider...my internet research skills are somewhat limited, and I haven't been able to find a "free", non-copyrighted version...guess we could always ping the author directly and ask his...
Forum: Catch-All, Military Art & Science 07-13-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 225,470
Posted By socal1200r
Yup...unfortunately, that's WAY too much common...

Yup...unfortunately, that's WAY too much common sense, and not sexy or Gucci enough for the residents in the Puzzle Palace...
Forum: Catch-All, Military Art & Science 07-12-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 225,470
Posted By socal1200r
Carl - understood, but a good take away is the...

Carl - understood, but a good take away is the same platform, configured a little differently, could do just about everything. Something like the Otter, C-27, or one of the Russian planes you...
Forum: Catch-All, Military Art & Science 07-12-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 225,470
Posted By socal1200r
I'm thinking more forward-firing armaments, like...

I'm thinking more forward-firing armaments, like gun pods, missile launchers, etc., which will be easier to train the pilots to use effectively, in more of a CAS and strafing role. There's another...
Forum: Catch-All, Military Art & Science 07-11-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 225,470
Posted By socal1200r
Goprisko - simple question: is your proposed...

Goprisko - simple question: is your proposed platform currently available for immediate COIN operations? You list a bunch of techno-babble and aeronautical big bang buzz words, but it's all moot if...
Forum: Catch-All, Military Art & Science 07-10-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 225,470
Posted By socal1200r
I work as a contractor in International Affairs,...

I work as a contractor in International Affairs, and one of the things we keep our eyes on is the Light Attack Armed Recon platform for Afghanistan. Lots of good suggestions in here regarding a good...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 07-09-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 120,697
Posted By socal1200r
The idea of having one battle uniform that works...

The idea of having one battle uniform that works in all operational environments is a losing proposition from the get go. Personally, I didn't see anything wrong with having BDUs/black boots and...
Forum: The Whole News 07-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 10,420
Posted By socal1200r
Sorry about that...let me look around...

Sorry about that...let me look around...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 07-05-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 27,107
Posted By socal1200r
It's been said before, the U.S. hasn't been in...

It's been said before, the U.S. hasn't been in Afghanistan for 10 years, we've been there for 1 year, 10 times in a row...

And I gotta ask this of George Singleton, who posted:

"In Afghanistan...
Forum: The Whole News 07-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 10,420
Posted By socal1200r
I'm far from being an "expert" in this, but if...

I'm far from being an "expert" in this, but if you look at the current "phases" of a military operation, and overlap them with the D-I-M-E construct of the instruments of national power (Diplomatic,...
Forum: The Whole News 07-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 10,420
Posted By socal1200r
Wall Street Journal July 5, 2012 ...

Wall Street Journal
July 5, 2012

[clipped for copyvio]
Forum: The Whole News 07-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 10,420
Posted By socal1200r
WSJ - A Primer for American Military Intervention

Nicely written piece...especially where he writes about, "Abstain from nation-building, transformation, and counterinsurgency..."

http://ebird.osd.mil/ebfiles/e20120705897205.html
Forum: The Whole News 07-03-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 32,580
Posted By socal1200r
Hmmm...10 times higher than expected...sounds...

Hmmm...10 times higher than expected...sounds like a rounding error to me, lol...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-25-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 19,871
Posted By socal1200r
Again, woulda, coulda, shoulda...did he, or did...

Again, woulda, coulda, shoulda...did he, or did he not, violate the ROE's that were in effect at the time, yes or no? Can't make it any more black and white than that...I say "yes", others say "no",...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-25-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 19,871
Posted By socal1200r
One of the things I was taught when going thru...

One of the things I was taught when going thru officer training school was making things black and white, peeling that onion back so it wasn't shades of gray anymore, but black and white. Makes the...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-22-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 19,871
Posted By socal1200r
That's why the military should NOT be used for...

That's why the military should NOT be used for law enforcement. But that's not what's going on in this case. They were reacting to an IED, and the original posting mentions a "seasoned" Army...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-21-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 19,871
Posted By socal1200r
Therein lies the rub...according to the article,...

Therein lies the rub...according to the article, he did not positively ID the victim as a threat, and did not positively ID this person's intent, before shooting her, which are both violations of the...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 06-14-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 15,380
Posted By socal1200r
My two cents' worth... I think it's a BIG...

My two cents' worth...

I think it's a BIG mistake to have it as a national policy / strategy / doctrine / whatever you want to call it, to have our general purpose forces as proficient in...
Forum: Law Enforcement 06-14-2012
Replies: 98
Views: 46,066
Posted By socal1200r
Watched a very interesting movie last night,...

Watched a very interesting movie last night, called "Bloody Sunday", directed by Paul Greengrass from 2002. It's about the killings of numerous unarmed Irish civil rights protestors by British army...
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