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Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-06-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 51,305
Posted By RTK
Just picked up Nadia Shadlow's War and the Art of...

Just picked up Nadia Shadlow's War and the Art of Governance

First couple chapters in and it is a quick read. Great synopsis of how Army forces have, out of necessity, performed tasks to...
Forum: The Whole News 10-26-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 34,104
Posted By RTK
If the exhaust isn't in the rear how will...

If the exhaust isn't in the rear how will dismounted troops warm themselves? :D
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 09-26-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 37,638
Posted By RTK
I'm a doctrine writer and haven't seen it.

I'm a doctrine writer and haven't seen it.
Forum: Catch-All, OIF 12-15-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 24,785
Posted By RTK
As always, Ken mentors me towards a better way of...

As always, Ken mentors me towards a better way of thinking.
Forum: Catch-All, OIF 12-15-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 24,785
Posted By RTK
Steve, I feel the same way. This morning,...

Steve,

I feel the same way. This morning, like for so many, OUR war ended. I should be glad. Rather, I sit and think if I did enough to help get the Iraqis back on their feet and help improve...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-09-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 32,617
Posted By RTK
Here's what doctrine says...

FM 1-02, Operational Terms and Graphics:

raid (DOD, NATO) An operation, usually small scale, involving a swift penetration of hostile territory to secure information, confuse the enemy, or to...
Forum: Europe 05-27-2011
Replies: 345
Views: 179,234
Posted By RTK
I got to spend time at the Fuhrengsakademie on...

I got to spend time at the Fuhrengsakademie on exchange for two weeks this past year as well as working closely with quite a few German General Staff officers. I am impressed by their attention to...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 04-19-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 41,070
Posted By RTK
Add Military Geography by John M. Collins. ...

Add Military Geography by John M. Collins.

The Bear Went Over the Mountain - Lester Grau

The Other Side of the Mountain - Lester Grau

On Guerrilla Warfare - Mao Tse Tung


I didn't see...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 04-18-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,270
Posted By RTK
Be safe, brother!

Be safe, brother!
Forum: Africa 04-13-2011
Replies: 276
Views: 57,822
Posted By RTK
JMA - I'm beginning to understand where you're...

JMA - I'm beginning to understand where you're coming from.

The British follow 10 principles of war, closely related to the US's 9 but distinctly different. Your "selection and maintenance of the...
Forum: Africa 04-12-2011
Replies: 276
Views: 57,822
Posted By RTK
I see four questions of paramount importance...

I see four questions of paramount importance prior to commitment and intervention:

What is our ability, with partner forces, to intervene?

What vital interests are contained within Ivory Coast?...
Forum: Africa 04-12-2011
Replies: 276
Views: 57,822
Posted By RTK
Didn't Outtara's legitimacy go out the window...

Didn't Outtara's legitimacy go out the window three days ago when 1000 people were found dead at the hands of his armed mobs? Isn't this another example of a sub-Saharan zero-sum game?
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 04-06-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 27,052
Posted By RTK
I had nearly forgotten about this. Jcustis did a...

I had nearly forgotten about this. Jcustis did a great job on this work and as I head to a squadron I'm going to dust this off and hand it to my battle captain and NCO this summer.
Forum: Middle East 03-16-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 26,078
Posted By RTK
It doesn't show percentages, but it shows...

It doesn't show percentages, but it shows majority in various areas.

http://gulf2000.columbia.edu/images/maps/MidEastReligionCore_lg.jpg
Forum: Middle East 03-16-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 26,078
Posted By RTK
My only thoughts have to do with punctuation and...

My only thoughts have to do with punctuation and protocol.....
Forum: Middle East 03-08-2011
Replies: 996
Views: 181,506
Posted By RTK
You're right. IIRC 3x companies of 10, plus HQ...

You're right. IIRC 3x companies of 10, plus HQ tanks. 35 is right around the number of T-72s in a tank battalion under the old order of the battle.

Ken White, a better scout than I, will be sure...
Forum: Trigger Puller 12-13-2009
Replies: 160
Views: 60,820
Posted By RTK
So it was an area reconnaissance.

So it was an area reconnaissance.
Forum: Trigger Puller 12-13-2009
Replies: 160
Views: 60,820
Posted By RTK
We called "presence patrols" more appropriately...

We called "presence patrols" more appropriately "trolling for RPGs." It seemed more akin to chumming when you're fishing for sharks.

As stated earlier in this thread, task and purpose are the...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 12-08-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 5,919
Posted By RTK
Wasn't the Third Amendment to the Constitution...

Wasn't the Third Amendment to the Constitution written because we didn't like the English quartering Soldiers in our houses? Why would we do something to another country which we made...
Forum: TRADOC Senior Leaders Conference 12-08-2009
Replies: 247
Views: 199,982
Posted By RTK
Where is this officially posted? Thanks.

Where is this officially posted? Thanks.
Forum: Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 11-23-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 6,175
Posted By RTK
"Dissidents" sounds better than "mischievous...

"Dissidents" sounds better than "mischievous youths"
Forum: Military - Other 11-22-2009
Replies: 99
Views: 46,497
Posted By RTK
So it's been 11 months....

I re-read some old posts tonight and I came to three burning questions:

Are current force modernization efforts based upon the fights in which we are currently engaged resultant of failed foreign...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 11-05-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 19,058
Posted By RTK
We started installing "Easy" buttons in the...

We started installing "Easy" buttons in the driver's compartments of Bradley Fighting Vehicles and in the trigger wells of M4s.

http://solid-orange.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/easy_button.jpg
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 08-22-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 22,916
Posted By RTK
When did Brigade Reconnaissance Troops come to...

When did Brigade Reconnaissance Troops come to being?
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 08-20-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 22,916
Posted By RTK
As I wrote last year in Armor Magazine: "If...

As I wrote last year in Armor Magazine:

"If surveillance is the passive method, reconnaissance is the resultant active effect when the information gathered during the surveillance period are...
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