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Forum: Futurists & Theorists 05-07-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 31,474
Posted By Polarbear1605
Question Lawfare

I was out on General Dunlap's Duke Law web site and found this article Lawfare 101 was recently posted. ...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 07-03-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 8,666
Posted By Polarbear1605
Capt Roger Hill Case

This may be a referral to the Dog Company Case. These folks were stationed in Wardak Province. Capt Hill, the comany commander, fell afowl of the 96 hour rule. After taking casualites, the Capt went...
Forum: Training & Education 04-20-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 19,081
Posted By Polarbear1605
An Officer Corps That Can’t Score

I did a search and was surprised that this article did not make the Journal...Mr Lind published this in The American Conservative ; I discovered it in the "Early Bird"...enjoy.
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Forum: Historians 08-12-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 31,337
Posted By Polarbear1605
better late then never

Thanks for the clarification. I understand now you were looking at this from a different view point and agree with your example that it is reflexive vs deliberate. When I refer to dogma my “vs” is as...
Forum: Historians 08-07-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 31,337
Posted By Polarbear1605
Reply to WM

Understand what you are says about risk aversion…but I honestly do not believe that our general officers are applying any type of risk analysis or matrix to these situations. I do believe that the...
Forum: Historians 08-06-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 31,337
Posted By Polarbear1605
but of course it is fit for publishing...lol

We found out about the Defense Legal Policy Board as they concluded their investigation public hearings on the SECNAV questions from a press story. We missed the hearings but we were able to submit...
Forum: Historians 08-05-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 31,337
Posted By Polarbear1605
But the font is so big

and when you get done with that I will send you our 36 page critique ;)
Forum: Historians 08-05-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 31,337
Posted By Polarbear1605
Yep!

Could not agree more...SECDEF recently ask the Defense Legal Policy Board for an investigation into six questions:
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Forum: Historians 08-05-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 31,337
Posted By Polarbear1605
I don't think we are really for pistols and ten paces

Standard US Civil War Tactics…find a good piece of high ground (terrain or moral; either works), dig in and let’em come (Fredericksburg, Gettysburg). It is one of those wait until you see the whites...
Forum: Historians 08-04-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 31,337
Posted By Polarbear1605
It ain’t the lawyers

A war crime is a direct command responsibility. Sadly, the country that is best at deflecting that responsibility is the US and its military, specifically its general officers. Was Abu Grab really...
Forum: Military - Other 02-05-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 80,059
Posted By Polarbear1605
Or!

or the current administration should review/pardon criminal cases of US service members (who are currently sitting in Leavenworth) that occurred in combat using the Laws of War vs the Rule of Law......
Forum: Trigger Puller 12-27-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 15,403
Posted By Polarbear1605
LTC Dave Grossman

I think your best bet is LTC Dave Grossman...
http://www.killology.com/
This guy has done a detail study of gun fights and effects before and after...and will talk to ya. :)
Forum: Military - Other 12-06-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 74,057
Posted By Polarbear1605
lol...Ah..maybe I would

Agree with everything you say...but I can still complain...right?
First and foremost they need to be talking to one another and it appears they are not. In this case, the judge initiated the issue...
Forum: Military - Other 12-05-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 74,057
Posted By Polarbear1605
Lack of command leadership

I have to agree with the court on that one...that is a command responsibility and in this case it means the convening authority is not doing their job. The defendent should be ordered to shave and if...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 11-12-2012
Replies: 280
Views: 160,322
Posted By Polarbear1605
Agree with slapout9

...the game is afoot...and it smells of all politics...IMO
Forum: Military - Other 10-30-2012
Replies: 166
Views: 80,059
Posted By Polarbear1605
My apologies JMM99…just could not pass this one up

I just finished reading the Ben Emmerson attachment…and it is a bit too righteous for my taste. First: Thanks to JMM99 for the two above posts. Second; a disclaimer; I am a retired military guy and...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 10-06-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 69,476
Posted By Polarbear1605
Missing the point

Based on your first two questions I feel you are missing the point. The word torture now automatically has it own political dogma that is usually expressed as “we (the US) have no tolerance for...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 10-05-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 69,476
Posted By Polarbear1605
Thumbs down Hear, hear, BullMoose!

Something to think about:
This country (the US) has a long history of torture. In fact, we torture each and every day. Just ask any inmate sitting on death row if they are under “severe mental pain...
Forum: Trigger Puller 07-12-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 20,761
Posted By Polarbear1605
Update

http://www.morrisdailyherald.com/2012/07/11/officer-delays-decision-on-whether-to-court-martial-us-soldier-in-afghan-shooting/ak86n4b/

Looks like a decision about to proceed with a court martial...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-27-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 20,761
Posted By Polarbear1605
No

No...I want to prove the insurgents are wrong to use civilians as shields by following the laws of war and refuse the cover of the rule of law to the bad guys.
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-25-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 20,761
Posted By Polarbear1605
Yes...Absolutely

Yes! and both tactically and strategically ... Viet Nam was a war the US won tactcally but lost strategically...history, I think, is mostly likely to say the same thing about Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Forum: Trigger Puller 06-25-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 20,761
Posted By Polarbear1605
Then why are we having this discussion?

Agree we need to make things black and white…but in my opinion, we are having this discussion because we are moving individual combat decisions into the world of LA-LA land. I agree with the...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-24-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 20,761
Posted By Polarbear1605
Thanks

Thanks JMM, You always help by adding clarity but, and as usual, you do raise questions, at least in my mind. :)

Working my way through this reference because it seems to be a footnote in most of...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 06-24-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 7,745
Posted By Polarbear1605
How about Samar?

You might want to take a look at Major Waller in Samar...a bit of a side show but a successful and short campaign.
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-22-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 20,761
Posted By Polarbear1605
I agree but for different reasons

Trying to clarify here…because I am too old and senile for combat zones to observe how this now works…
Based on what you just said…a soldier achieves positive ID of an immediate threat when someone...
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