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    IS moved fast in taking and holding ground. The...

    IS moved fast in taking and holding ground. The terrorist troops are well trained. Why? Because they have technical knowledge as to how to operate tanks and AFV's. This suggests that the...
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    IS moved fast in taking and holding ground. The...

    IS moved fast in taking and holding ground. The terrorist troops are well trained. Why? Because they have technical knowledge as to how to operate tanks and AFV's. This suggests that the...
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    What preparations does DoD or U.S. 7th Army need...

    What preparations does DoD or U.S. 7th Army need to make for the potential eventuality of conflict with Russia???
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    Well, I just came to this sight yesterday and...

    Well, I just came to this sight yesterday and lance corporal is a Marine rank. Please excuse my failure to recognize my mistake.
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    Paper divisions make me feel a little more at...

    Paper divisions make me feel a little more at ease. And Russian reservists aren't as well trained as U.S. troops going through the NTC. I think the last Russian tank manufactured was the T-90. The...
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    The fact that Zimbabweans are learning Mandarin...

    The fact that Zimbabweans are learning Mandarin is interesting. It is something of a testament to the rise of Communist Chinese economic and military power. But I think America's economic woes come...
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    My division count was wrong. You're right. I...

    My division count was wrong. You're right. I was thinking that the count was back up to twelve (12) because I'd heard that the 7th I.D. was reactivated at Fort Lewis, or Joint Base Lewis-Mc Cord I...
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    If I'm not mistaken, a "click" is a kilometer.

    If I'm not mistaken, a "click" is a kilometer.
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    The Soviet Red Army

    I think you have to look at the former Red Army in the context of its organization prior to 1989. A Motor Rifle Regiment carried 5 battalions: There were two BTR equipped light motor rifle...
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    Oh, O.K. Sounds interesting. I wonder if tank...

    Oh, O.K. Sounds interesting. I wonder if tank platoons will go back to a 5-tank organization to match the 5-vehicle Bradley platoon. That is how Patton originally organized them as U.S. Tank Corps...
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    NATO: debating and defending Europe

    There have been a considerable number of base closures in Germany. The 8th I.D., (Mech), 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Armored Divisions are no longer there. The only combat units left are the 12th CAB, 2nd...
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    I concur. Air Power is important within the...

    I concur. Air Power is important within the purview of applying a "Parallel Warfare" strategy to a functioning Nation State with a hostile military establishment. It also plays a vital role in CAS....
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    It sounds like you are a Marine. Don't know alot...

    It sounds like you are a Marine. Don't know alot about Marines, except what I learned from my cousin, who was an E-6 at Pendleton. It sounds like you are talking about a recon platoon, because you...
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    The fire team is the basic building block of the...

    The fire team is the basic building block of the squad. Army has two, Marines have three. In terms of the Bradley Platoon, it varies. The M2-A2 has a four 3-man crews (x4 vehicles) and carries...
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