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Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 07-11-2009
Replies: 125
Views: 126,673
Posted By Blackjack
Sew reflective belts into the uniforms at the...

Sew reflective belts into the uniforms at the waistline and cross the chest. It is more saftey oriented.
Forum: US Policy, Interest, and Endgame 06-28-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 32,145
Posted By Blackjack
OBO Operations haha:D Hows things in Tal'afar...

OBO Operations haha:D Hows things in Tal'afar Tom? Oh and an aviation question for you. How I like it! I wonder how this pull out form cities going to affect the air plan in Iraq? I mean up...
Forum: Americas 06-28-2009
Replies: 160
Views: 48,482
Posted By Blackjack
Coup

It looks like we have the answer to what his opposition will do. Appearently the Army has arrested the Honduran President, but things went for warm to hot overnight.
Forum: Military - Other 06-28-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 79,885
Posted By Blackjack
I remember being there the day the original photo...

I remember being there the day the original photo was taken. The horse detachment really works their butts off here. With the recent heat I feel bad for all the 4ID stuff they are having to go to.
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 06-28-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 45,705
Posted By Blackjack
From the report linked below.

From the report linked below.
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 06-25-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 45,705
Posted By Blackjack
Yes, that is very possible, and the same British...

Yes, that is very possible, and the same British General that spoke is speaking of ramping up operations this summer. I still have my doubts, but I will know more by the end of September, as we all...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 06-25-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 45,705
Posted By Blackjack
I wonder if AQ has a Micromanagement/Risk...

I wonder if AQ has a Micromanagement/Risk Aversion/Lawfare Exploitation cell? If is does it is probably working overtime right now.



As I have said several times, I agree with a lot of the...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 06-24-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 45,705
Posted By Blackjack
We have a winner! That is exactly what I was...

We have a winner! That is exactly what I was trying to get at.



Exactly, that is why I compared an airstrike in COIN to a thermonuclear warhead in large wars. Sure, we could use it, but...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 06-23-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 45,705
Posted By Blackjack
40mm Stingball...

40mm Stingball (http://192.139.188.71/index.asp?id1=123)

These could work too. You know, I come from an extremely agressive military culture that is not risk adverse. Even I can see the benefits...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 06-23-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 45,705
Posted By Blackjack
Cavguy, I think we share the same ideas on the...

Cavguy, I think we share the same ideas on the use of airpower, or more appropriatly not using it. I recall sitting in Corsica and hearing abut the PPCLI getting lit up by two F-16s while on a...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 06-23-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 45,705
Posted By Blackjack
A side topic here, but it has to do with the...

A side topic here, but it has to do with the situation. What about flashbangs? LEOs use them to clear rooms in buildings so what can't the army? I know they would not be so great in an open...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 06-23-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 45,705
Posted By Blackjack
I agree with you on the fact that just because...

I agree with you on the fact that just because they cannot be proven as civilians means they are targets part Tom. If commanders become too CoA and risk adverse it has the very real potential to...
Forum: Middle East 06-23-2009
Replies: 256
Views: 119,239
Posted By Blackjack
That is rather incredible Cavguy, they got rushed...

That is rather incredible Cavguy, they got rushed really fast. A human wave tactic to say the least. The only way they could take down that crowd form the grounds is with a few of the R2-D2s with...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 06-23-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 45,705
Posted By Blackjack
Its' find, fix, finish. Not find, fix, flee

For those who have expressed concern over the issue of being all to quick to call in airtrikes for everything, we are in 100% agreement. The idea of containment of an enemy may work at times,...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 06-23-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 45,705
Posted By Blackjack
I would say given the history, culture, religion,...

I would say given the history, culture, religion, recent issues with the locals many Afghans may see it as weakness, the Talibs will certainly see it as weakness and start exploiting it soon.

If I...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 06-23-2009
Replies: 1,063
Views: 327,895
Posted By Blackjack
Thank you for the link to the article. I must...

Thank you for the link to the article. I must admit it was rather harsh, but possibly not off base. The part that really got me as a former NCO was when the article stated the following;



It...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 06-22-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 45,705
Posted By Blackjack
I agree ken, it is an order with the best of...

I agree ken, it is an order with the best of intentions that will more than likely have the worst of results. Civillian seems to be a more ambiguous word than ever. I touched on the idea of the...
Forum: Law Enforcement 06-22-2009
Replies: 600
Views: 165,651
Posted By Blackjack
He means killed in a way beffiting his crimes. ...

He means killed in a way beffiting his crimes. Usually by the chopping off of opposing limbs, then beheading.
Forum: Politics In the Rear 06-22-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 15,509
Posted By Blackjack
It is the accountability and meritocracy.

I personally found the exchange between Senator Graham and the three flag officers enlightening and professional and honorable all around. I also found it interesting as to the alleged failings of...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 06-21-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 9,263
Posted By Blackjack
I think it does relate in a way Reed, and I agree...

I think it does relate in a way Reed, and I agree about how the skinheads got cleaned up. I was in during the 90s' and my leadership nipped that stuff in the bud quick. There were 3 chapter cases in...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 06-21-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 15,509
Posted By Blackjack
The General Officer that testifies on various...

The General Officer that testifies on various subjects is there to be questioned. Even when the questioning becomes hostile the duty of that officer remains the same. To answer the questions in a...
Forum: Military - Other 06-21-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 79,885
Posted By Blackjack
When the Gun truck won't do, go for the donkey. ...

When the Gun truck won't do, go for the donkey.

Donkey Cav Interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McvBu5IDHI0)

I need to ask 1CD and 3d ACR why they have no Donkey Troop. I think they are...
Forum: Training & Education 06-21-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 30,856
Posted By Blackjack
III Corps Staff part 2

ACofS G5
G5
Deputy
Plans Officer
Operations NCOIC
Admin NCOIC
Clerk
321st CA Bde Comm
321st CA Bde Fax Comm
418th Civil Affairs Bn Comm
Forum: Training & Education 06-21-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 30,856
Posted By Blackjack
Example of a modern Corps level staff

Headquarters, III Corps

Command Group
Commanding General
Commanding General
CG's Hotline Coordinator
Aide-De-Camp
Executive Assistant
Admin NCO
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 06-19-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 23,923
Posted By Blackjack
Sat phones, cell phones, Laptops, USB devices,...

Sat phones, cell phones, Laptops, USB devices, LED lights. I have confirmed reports that individual soldiers are carrying these items in sector regularly, regardless of policy, GO 1, or anything...
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