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Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 11-10-2012
Replies: 280
Views: 160,322
Posted By TDB
What the hell? I come home from the pub and this...

What the hell? I come home from the pub and this the first thing I see. Dumbfounded. It's a loss, it really is. Though fair play to him for coming out with it before the media exposed him.
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 10-14-2012
Replies: 1,063
Views: 327,722
Posted By TDB
Marines charged with murder over Afghanistan...

Marines charged with murder over Afghanistan death
Five Royal Marines charged with murder over the death of an insurgent in Afghanistan in 2011...
Forum: Historians 10-06-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 72,248
Posted By TDB
Looks like Cameron will have to issue another...

Looks like Cameron will have to issue another apology on behalf of the British people. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/05/maumau-court-colonial-compensation-torture

I think it'll be his...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 09-20-2012
Replies: 291
Views: 71,851
Posted By TDB
I was thinking about this yesterday. We heard...

I was thinking about this yesterday. We heard abut attacks on ISAF troops because it's of national interest, however we don't hear about green on green. I'd find that far more interesting.
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 09-18-2012
Replies: 291
Views: 71,851
Posted By TDB
Definitely. Strong hints the British drawdown...

Definitely. Strong hints the British drawdown with be far more rapid than previously stated. Soon enough it will be like rats fleeing a sinking ship.
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 09-18-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 16,911
Posted By TDB
I've got visions of him turning up and trying to...

I've got visions of him turning up and trying to teach the natives to play cricket.
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 09-18-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 16,911
Posted By TDB
Good to be back. It's an odd move, I can...

Good to be back.

It's an odd move, I can understand from his perspective that he wants to serve his country and he'd rather have a serious role rather than a ceremonial one. It's just a nice...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 09-18-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 16,911
Posted By TDB
The other possibility and a far more alarming...

The other possibility and a far more alarming one, is that the attackers were trained by ISAF. I do remember reading that they were wearing American uniforms, though that may not mean anything what...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 09-18-2012
Replies: 1,063
Views: 327,722
Posted By TDB
The whole ALP scheme was a disaster waiting to...

The whole ALP scheme was a disaster waiting to happen
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 09-04-2012
Replies: 1,063
Views: 327,722
Posted By TDB
I watched the third episode last night, harrowing...

I watched the third episode last night, harrowing stuff. I've read Dead Men Risen and seen some of the clips of the contact which killed Mark Evison before. Seeing it in it's entirety was all the...
Forum: Africa 04-18-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 15,588
Posted By TDB
Sudan's Omar al-Bashir vows to 'liberate' South...

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir vows to 'liberate' South Sudan

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17761949#
Forum: Africa 04-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 15,588
Posted By TDB
Situation in South Kordofan seems to be...

Situation in South Kordofan seems to be deteriorating rapidly.
Southern Kordofan: Unfinished Business ...
Forum: Europe 03-24-2012
Replies: 246
Views: 123,672
Posted By TDB
I think this is quite a unique case. Someone who...

I think this is quite a unique case. Someone who became redicalised, as most do, in order to fill a void in their lives. However it seems to have been in a rather (to use a British turn of phrase)...
Forum: Europe 03-22-2012
Replies: 246
Views: 123,672
Posted By TDB
The description of the raid by RAID is pretty...

The description of the raid by RAID is pretty incedible. He was hiding in the toilet, burst out of the room guns blazing and then jumped out of the window.
Forum: Europe 03-22-2012
Replies: 246
Views: 123,672
Posted By TDB
Suspect is thought to be dead

Suspect is thought to be dead
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 03-15-2012
Replies: 1,063
Views: 327,722
Posted By TDB
This is slightly off topic, but it made me...

This is slightly off topic, but it made me chucle. Somtimes satire can say it best.
From The Daily Mash: Predator drone visiting Afghan families on condolence mission....
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 03-15-2012
Replies: 1,063
Views: 327,722
Posted By TDB
You're right, situation with the Warrior is...

You're right, situation with the Warrior is exactly the same as it was with the Viking. Both vehicles designed for use in a war that never happened and unsuitable to this kind of conflict. Reading...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 03-14-2012
Replies: 1,063
Views: 327,722
Posted By TDB
I think the liability should lie with the idiots...

I think the liability should lie with the idiots at the MoD who pissed away billions through poor aquisition. When it results in the deaths of soldiers in the field and the overall weakening of our...
Forum: Africa 03-10-2012
Replies: 258
Views: 103,274
Posted By TDB
I agree. Some of the comments against are listing...

I agree. Some of the comments against are listing all the other problems Uganda has. Well that's the problem if you're going to be a single issue charity, you're only going to target that one issue.
Forum: Middle East 03-10-2012
Replies: 663
Views: 131,676
Posted By TDB
I confess to not having read all of the posts on...

I confess to not having read all of the posts on this thread. But to be clear, JMA you support an intervention just not by the USA?
Forum: Middle East 03-09-2012
Replies: 663
Views: 131,676
Posted By TDB
Worth a read...

Worth a read http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/08/how_not_to_intervene_in_syria
Forum: Africa 03-09-2012
Replies: 258
Views: 103,274
Posted By TDB
The Daily Beast article gave some really good...

The Daily Beast article gave some really good background info. The failed Guatemalan attack must have really boosted his prowess, making people believe that he really does have super powers and a...
Forum: South Asia 03-08-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 68,429
Posted By TDB
So it looks like Channel 4 are back with some...

So it looks like Channel 4 are back with some more damning evidence, next week, Wednesday. Should be interesting.

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Link to cited programme, it hopefully works beyond the...
Forum: Africa 03-08-2012
Replies: 258
Views: 103,274
Posted By TDB
I did think the KONY12 video dumbed down, I guess...

I did think the KONY12 video dumbed down, I guess it had to. The complexity of the conflict may be beyond many peoples comprehention. The few pieces I saw criticising it were a little outdated and...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 03-08-2012
Replies: 1,063
Views: 327,722
Posted By TDB
Comments on a rather crass...

Comments on a rather crass cartoonhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cartoon/2012/mar/08/steve-bell-cartoon-british-soldiers-death-afghanistan.

What a poorly written article! I found myself...
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