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Forum: The Whole News 01-24-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 16,124
Posted By dusty
They seriously did it. I believe there were some...

They seriously did it. I believe there were some individuals relieved over it, but it happened before I joined the unit, so my knowledge of the whole deal is extremely limited.
Forum: The Whole News 01-24-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 16,124
Posted By dusty
Every 45 days rated me two beers while afloat the...

Every 45 days rated me two beers while afloat the USS Bataan in 2001. Say what you will about addictions, but those two drinks tasted like God himself sealed the can.

Baghdad, 2006: One of our...
Forum: FID & Working With Indigenous Forces 10-15-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 13,291
Posted By dusty
As a current member of a MiTT, I feel your pain...

As a current member of a MiTT, I feel your pain on this, Anthony. Our team was formed 'out of hide' from the Brigade. They basically took all the guys that had just checked in the unit, a few guys...
Forum: Training & Education 08-12-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 3,223
Posted By dusty
Very useful, thank you both for the links.

Very useful, thank you both for the links.
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 08-11-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2,270
Posted By dusty
this may be a day late and a dollar short, but I...

this may be a day late and a dollar short, but I use IMG2GPS tool. It's an automated loader that essentially does what MapSource does. I am in the same boat as you - just got my Garmin a month ago...
Forum: Military - Other 08-01-2007
Replies: 269
Views: 72,545
Posted By dusty
Regarding the exodus of the company grade...

Regarding the exodus of the company grade officers from the active Army, I'd like to offer a bottom-up viewpoint. I work with 4 Captains who have each mentioned they will most likely be leaving...
Forum: Trigger Puller 05-21-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 13,867
Posted By dusty
Anything endorsed by Huffington is definitely...

Anything endorsed by Huffington is definitely suspect in my eyes.
Forum: Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 05-03-2007
Replies: 156
Views: 89,469
Posted By dusty
Hmm. I'm on a Army dot mil network and haven't...

Hmm. I'm on a Army dot mil network and haven't received any blocks on viewing any of the sites listed so far.
Forum: Military - Other 04-27-2007
Replies: 269
Views: 72,545
Posted By dusty
I read the interview and the 'General Failure'...

I read the interview and the 'General Failure' and found both to be very enlightning. The only point of contention for me is the emphasis that he places on congressional oversight of generals. I...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-26-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 14,379
Posted By dusty
Historically, using warfare for economic gain was...

Historically, using warfare for economic gain was common practice, I agree. To clarify,for guys at my level, where the metal strikes the flesh, the idea of war as a business is repulsive because...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-26-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 14,379
Posted By dusty
John Robb wrote, OFF TOPIC: The...

John Robb wrote,

OFF TOPIC:
The interchangeability of commercial thought and military thought scares me. You can't even read an article on the conflict without the terminology pervading it. ...
Forum: Historians 04-26-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 18,127
Posted By dusty
I disregarded Marshall's work after reading COL...

I disregarded Marshall's work after reading COL Hackworth's account in 'About Face'. I had read very little of his work before then, but even then it seemed like dramatized history.
Forum: Intelligence 03-22-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 5,408
Posted By dusty
Tom, I haven't checked the CALL site in...

Tom,

I haven't checked the CALL site in some time, as my initial impression was not so favorable, but I'll go back and check it out. I've got GTA's from MCIA, but haven't looked at their site,...
Forum: Intelligence 03-22-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 5,408
Posted By dusty
I joined the BCKS forums (Intel) a few months...

I joined the BCKS forums (Intel) a few months back, but after digging around, I got the feeling that only one person ever uploaded anything, and the forums weren't very informative. Different issue...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-21-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 10,085
Posted By dusty
All interesting thoughts.. I haven't been able to...

All interesting thoughts.. I haven't been able to finish the paper (work has demanded too much time) but I don't like Dr. Echevarria's way of thinking from the outset. His first paragraph says that...
Forum: Military - Other 03-20-2007
Replies: 254
Views: 170,262
Posted By dusty
Stan, I see what you mean, but I was really...

Stan,

I see what you mean, but I was really aiming for the 'disinterested party', a business that would release the story for good or ill of the Army.
I don't have statistics or studies on this...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-20-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 10,085
Posted By dusty
Fourth-Generation War and Other Myths

I am about to read Dr. Echevarria's paper on 4GW which is published by the Strategic Studies Institute. I have read the 4GW theory that was put forward in the 1989 paper in the Marine Corps Gazette,...
Forum: Military - Other 03-19-2007
Replies: 254
Views: 170,262
Posted By dusty
How about having a credible source that is not...

How about having a credible source that is not affiliated with the Army, do an article on integration of the sexes in a combat environment?

I don't buy into the pile that the NYT puts forward -...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 03-17-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 9,726
Posted By dusty
I saw the movie Starship Troopers in '97, and for...

I saw the movie Starship Troopers in '97, and for the life of me couldn't figure out why the book was on the Commandant's Reading List - but when I read the book I was amazed at the difference...
Forum: Who is Fighting Whom? How and Why? 03-16-2007
Replies: 201
Views: 41,589
Posted By dusty
Fabius, I have to disagree with several of your...

Fabius, I have to disagree with several of your statements:
Iraq has no Army, probably by our design to maximize their dependence on us.
In several cases, you cite the Iraqi Army as a non-entity,...
Forum: The Whole News 03-14-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 13,396
Posted By dusty
I'm currently the BICC for a Infantry BN - lots...

I'm currently the BICC for a Infantry BN - lots to learn, but not much fun to be a junior LT on staff. As a 35D, the only platoon I'm likely to get is a UAV/SIGINT one, which is about the size...
Forum: The Whole News 03-14-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 13,396
Posted By dusty
As a 2LT chomping at the bit to drop the dreaded...

As a 2LT chomping at the bit to drop the dreaded 'butterbar' stigma, I dream of an accelerated promotion - but I know that I have a lot to learn yet. My first impression of the Army was promotions...
Forum: Intelligence 03-01-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 88,107
Posted By dusty
I've been doing some IPB on a new AO, and have...

I've been doing some IPB on a new AO, and have been using a massive amount of OSINT to do it. I balance it out with the classified stuff I get, but for the most part, between media from the region,...
Forum: Iraqi Governance 01-20-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 9,092
Posted By dusty
I agree, but how would he do that without eroding...

I agree, but how would he do that without eroding popular support? The central gov't is just as much of a nonentity as he is. JAM, Mahdi and the rest are the guys who have boots on the ground and...
Forum: Intelligence 01-18-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 45,633
Posted By dusty
Our S2 shop has a variety of different machines...

Our S2 shop has a variety of different machines to choose from- ASAS-L, CIDNE, JIOC, Falconview and ArcGis. We are supposed to be getting a new one next week, CPOF. The problem with these machines...
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