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    Dadt

    I think the real point is:

    1.What does this mean for the TLs, SLs, PSGs, PLs, 1SGs, and COs.
    2.What will the new EO courses be ( 6hrs of online PPT).
    3.What about CO LDRs who refuse the...
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    Fighter Camps

    It's been a while since my last post but, I recently returned from AF. We sent elements in and around the mountianous regions on the AF/PAK border to target fighter camps. It is very unforgiving...
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    Efp

    Talking about diameters, hiding, and logistics we just found a real piece of work in my AO today. The quality was class A work. 10 in diameter made to look like Iraqi curbs. I if you've been to urban...
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    not so cheap or simplistic

    I know its assumed the ieds are cheap and often simple to make, but in the case of EFPs its really not that true.

    High quality efps are fairly expensive to make and show a good level of...
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    I am to low on the totum pole to give you any...

    I am to low on the totum pole to give you any real help, but all these different sections are in the current BCT I am deployed with. I see them daily as I skulk the halls of the BDE TOC as I get my...
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    Interesting post, so here's my two cents. As a...

    Interesting post, so here's my two cents.

    As a PL in Iraq (TST PLT for 502nd IN CMD GRP), I already have DM. Usually, but not universally all line companies (no idea about heavy units) are MTOE at...
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    I am suprised some people don't know about a Col...

    I am suprised some people don't know about a Col PSD (Personnel Security Detactment). However, the PSD is ussually a plt. In fact my BN CDR's PSD has an office just beside mine. It's a mix of MOSs...
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    The problem is not that 308 is a better round...

    The problem is not that 308 is a better round than 223, but that the army uses a small grain steel core bullet. A 223 moving at arond 3000ft per sec with a steel core is designed to pentrate a flak...
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    The problem is not the cost, but what is the...

    The problem is not the cost, but what is the cost/benifit anaylisis. When weapons systems like the F-22 where developed and some systems that are still being developed the brass where looking to...
  10. Thread: Victory in Iraq

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    Poll: I think this is a pretty good plan. However, I...

    I think this is a pretty good plan. However, I would like to see the guiding document instead of a power point where the points come out like a MDMP brief. But, on the whole it’s not bad. We have...
  11. What the heck?

    First, we are still training for High intesity operations. In the school houses we change the names and places on training opords, but their can be no doubt, that it is not COIN that is being taught...
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    I don't know where they got this but, training at...

    I don't know where they got this but, training at the junior officer level is very slim. I study allot about this on my own and read what I can and talk to who I think is creadiable. But, leadership...
  13. The officer Corp and civilian leadership has a...

    The officer Corp and civilian leadership has a lot to awnser for in Iraq, its true. We have done a bad job in many different areas. But, most have made desicions on what they thought was best and...
  14. This is a good step. I've heard it mentioned...

    This is a good step. I've heard it mentioned before and advocated by others. Marines amphibous operations and conventional roles should be transitioned as the article sugest and turn to irregular...
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    I see your points. I think the army is not...

    I see your points. I think the army is not changing from this techno path, becuase it is wanting to develop an army for the wars it knows how to fight or wants to fight. I.E. China, a resurgent...
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    Well said. Terrorist, Hardliners, Insurgents, or...

    Well said. Terrorist, Hardliners, Insurgents, or what ever you wish to call them only need to put you in a no win situation. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Thats all they need. However, if...
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    IDF problems

    The point about what missle or what weaponary was used is irrelavent. Israel used conventional weapons to attack a asymetrical problem. Like T.E. Lawerence theorized, you can not kill an idea....
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    The article is right on. In the future and in...

    The article is right on. In the future and in our current theaters of operation insurgencies will be our main problem. The author is right to state that we need to come up with a vision that...
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    Submarines

    What a waste. Were just continuing the existance of a platform that is to large and out of place in 4GW. If any thing we should be decomissioning subs and reducing its capibility, and provide those...
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    Poll: I.O. War

    Guerrilla warfare is 80% Political and 20% Military.... David Galula author of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: Theory and Pratice. One of the most respected and mosted sourced authors in this area...
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    Owens article.

    I belive OWENS is right. Becuase of fact I am in the military, my family asks me questions all the time about our forces and posture in the current theaters we are engaged in. It is clear they do...
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    Reform efforts

    I see that supporting reform groups is a popular idea, but you must remember that Diplomatic, Information, Military, and Economic platforms must be used in conjunction to effect change. Assuming the...
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    M.b.

    Sorry I should have been more clear. It is true democratic reforms due not always follow economic liberalization, but democracies do not stand long with out it. IF any thing i belive we should push...
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    M.b.

    It's my opinion that the Muslim Brotherhood is just using Mao's precepts to gain further ground in Egypt. Mao stated that he believed in a three phase war: first organization and subversion ops,...
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    To start the radicalism of Iraq's clergy came...

    To start the radicalism of Iraq's clergy came about after Saddam's repression of the Shiite and Kurd uprisings. Saddam needing a way to restate moral authority, so he reverted to Islam and allowed a...
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