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Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 03-25-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 4,618
Posted By Hansmeister
We're starting the transfer next month and...

We're starting the transfer next month and everyone is already dreading the Charlie Foxtrot that will come with it.

Alas, I shouldn't complain since I've long been an advocate for shifting our...
Forum: Catch-All, OIF 02-20-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 12,829
Posted By Hansmeister
I'm afraid the public sphere isn't interested in...

I'm afraid the public sphere isn't interested in a serious debate. Both the media and the political opposition is content in playing 'gotcha' and patting themselves on the back for their 20/20...
Forum: The Whole News 01-29-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,649
Posted By Hansmeister
Well, I'm certainly happy about that one. :D ...

Well, I'm certainly happy about that one. :D



This sounds good, but will the Pentagon really put the needed resources behind it and, more importantly, will Congress acquiescent if that means...
Forum: Middle East 01-29-2006
Replies: 534
Views: 163,822
Posted By Hansmeister
The sources are not the same as the "yellowcake"...

The sources are not the same as the "yellowcake" sources (which proved to be true, by the way, except for one). The IAEA is one of those sources and has stated that Iran can have nuclear weapons in...
Forum: Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 12-27-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 6,129
Posted By Hansmeister
Bill Roggio has responded...

Bill Roggio has responded (http://commentary.threatswatch.org/2005/12/disinformation-operations/) to the article itself, refuting most of its allegations in its entirety, in particularly that he is...
Forum: The Information War 12-23-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 7,987
Posted By Hansmeister
Don't believe a poll unless you faked it...

Don't believe a poll unless you faked it yourself. I seriously doubt anyone outside the MSM is really the least bit concerned about this. For the media to gin up a poll to support what they believe...
Forum: Government Agencies & Officials 11-30-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 7,051
Posted By Hansmeister
I was trying to implement something like that...

I was trying to implement something like that when I was in Bosnia, back then with little success. Looks like we're having more success now.
Forum: Training & Education 11-28-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 3,944
Posted By Hansmeister
I don't think we're trying to bring them up to...

I don't think we're trying to bring them up to our level, but train them adequately for the mission at hand. If we unleash them too soon we could have a pr nightmare on our hands if they resolve to...
Forum: The Whole News 11-27-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 2,544
Posted By Hansmeister
Well, if the NYTimes really want to know why...

Well, if the NYTimes really want to know why there are no stories of heroes out of the war in Iraq they only need to read their own paper. The MSM has simply refused to cover the inspiring stories...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 11-27-2005
Replies: 59
Views: 27,431
Posted By Hansmeister
Being already in SOCOM I think this might be a...

Being already in SOCOM I think this might be a very good thing, given that SOCOM has been upgraded from a supporting command to a supported command. The USMC will not lose complete control over...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 11-27-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 7,670
Posted By Hansmeister
I remember being surprised in the early 90s with...

I remember being surprised in the early 90s with the lack of MOUT training in the US Army. We tried to do MOUT training at our Company at my suggestion that it is unlikely that we'd be broadcasting...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 11-27-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 10,911
Posted By Hansmeister
Related to this we've started establishing...

Related to this we've started establishing Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq (http://www.grd.usace.army.mil/news/releases/recon111305.html):
Forum: Training & Education 11-27-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 3,944
Posted By Hansmeister
We should and we will pull back and give the...

We should and we will pull back and give the Iraqis the lead in combating the terrorists, but we'll do it when we judge the Iraqis to be ready, not on an artificial timeline imposed by political fiat...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 10-26-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 7,905
Posted By Hansmeister
Agree with the posters here. Barnett has one...

Agree with the posters here. Barnett has one idea of how to look at the world and the problems we face in it. His is a good idea, which is why we should pay attention to it; however, it is still...
Forum: Training & Education 10-25-2005
Replies: 62
Views: 15,815
Posted By Hansmeister
Bill, the problem we face is that we don't have a...

Bill, the problem we face is that we don't have a pro-American media. For evidence I would cite the way the media has covered the passing of the Iraqi Constitution:

The NYTimes: "Many Sunni Arabs...
Forum: Training & Education 10-24-2005
Replies: 62
Views: 15,815
Posted By Hansmeister
Responding to Bill asking about the effectiveness...

Responding to Bill asking about the effectiveness of IEDs: they're not effective in a strictly military sense, ie they are merely a nuisance, but have a substantial impact in the propaganda effort. ...
Forum: Blog Watch 10-14-2005
Replies: 50
Views: 54,150
Posted By Hansmeister
You misspelled my blog, I'm not Chinese. :D

You misspelled my blog, I'm not Chinese. :D
Forum: Training & Education 10-14-2005
Replies: 315
Views: 185,955
Posted By Hansmeister
RP is the only way to go on this because...

RP is the only way to go on this because irregular warfare is too unpredictable for a computer simulation. It is the ability of insurgents to continuously adapt their tactics to their enemy that...
Forum: Training & Education 10-14-2005
Replies: 62
Views: 15,815
Posted By Hansmeister
I was thinking that we should create our own...

I was thinking that we should create our own Ghurka Regiments. These troops would be solely trained as peacekeepers and stationed only abroad. We would use them for long-term stabilization and...
Forum: Training & Education 10-14-2005
Replies: 62
Views: 15,815
Posted By Hansmeister
Well, it looks like the Pentagon is already doing...

Well, it looks like the Pentagon is already doing something in that direction as far as creating an active duty emergency relief force which I mention on my blog...
Forum: Blog Watch 10-11-2005
Replies: 211
Views: 314,316
Posted By Hansmeister
Maybe I should plug my own blog here

I got my own blog at http://hansmeister.blogspot.com/.

I only recently restarted it after a long hiatus, I'm focusing it on foreign policy and domestic politics. It still needs some work, but...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 10-06-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 10,911
Posted By Hansmeister
Well, we are in trouble because of the nature of...

Well, we are in trouble because of the nature of our media. In many ways we have to treat our own media as if it were part of the enemy. The adversarial and sensationalistic role of the modern...
Forum: Training & Education 10-06-2005
Replies: 62
Views: 15,815
Posted By Hansmeister
Let me comment as a PSYOPer. Overall, our...

Let me comment as a PSYOPer.

Overall, our PSYOP capabilities are quite limited for three reasons.

1. The training our PSYOPers receive is quite pathetic. It amounts to little more than an...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 10-06-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 4,310
Posted By Hansmeister
The main thing that we have to develop is...

The main thing that we have to develop is soldiers and leaders with enough mental agility to be able to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances.

The SF school's final field exercise ROBIN SAGE...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 10-06-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 10,911
Posted By Hansmeister
This wasn't happening very much in the beginning,...

This wasn't happening very much in the beginning, but now we are engaging much more in take&hold operations, vs previously using sweep&destroy.

The main reasons we don't follow the USMC SWM...
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