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    To set the record straight: On one of these...

    To set the record straight: On one of these threads some months ago (and in a PM to one of our members some weeks ago in which I stated that 1RCR had a bad experience with a particular US SF officer...
  2. Sorry, I was lazy. When I first joined this...

    Sorry, I was lazy. When I first joined this forum, I had been out of factory work for months and occupied some of my time actually researching and thinking, so during my first few months here I had...
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    Correction: Major Dion put this paper out on...

    Correction: Major Dion put this paper out on another forum some months ago hoping to avoid what is now happening - Things aregetting worse; not long ago JTF 2 stated on its public website that it's...
  4. I'm armed, dangerous, and have a beer fridge full...

    I'm armed, dangerous, and have a beer fridge full of booze, and I'm not afraid to use it (the contents of said beer fridge that is...).;)

    Work, amongst other things (but on a break now -...
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    Only ever having been a junior soldier (and a...

    Only ever having been a junior soldier (and a reservist at that, long ago), and never having been on any operational or overseas tours, I am not remotely as familiar or even acquainted with the...
  6. Even only a very cursory skimming of Gray's piece...

    Even only a very cursory skimming of Gray's piece reveals it to be a remarkable little piece. Great stuff.

    Then again, it is by Colin S. Gray, after all.:D
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    If the revised bill that passed the Senate last...

    If the revised bill that passed the Senate last night passes the House, even with Congressional oversight added, might not the U.S. Treasury simply devolve into the world's largest "Dark Pool",...
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    Bob Gates is such a class act. It's really too...

    Bob Gates is such a class act. It's really too bad (really too bad) we can't count on him being around for another presidential term or two.:wry:
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    Forget Monopoly money; the run on that scrip will...

    Forget Monopoly money; the run on that scrip will be so big that Parker Bros. will run out on the first day. Go for something that's venerable, you can print yourself, and in some corners south of...
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    Boyd might be accurately described as both a...

    Boyd might be accurately described as both a great air power theorist, and a great military reformer of the late 20th century. The Aerial Attack Study and the E-M Theory are landmarks in military...
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    Army Times: Wait for the rocket that sees...

    Army Times:


    Wait for the rocket that sees everyone having to wear full body armor whilst conducting an in-theatre counselling session. And don't forget the armed MP detachment that will have to...
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    Generally speaking, many posters here seems to be...

    Generally speaking, many posters here seems to be thinking of using the third element not as a reserve but as part of the support element, with two teams suppressing while a third assaults. One Up,...
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    Cavguy, Yours and other's points about having...

    Cavguy,

    Yours and other's points about having to hold the cities in Afghanistan is utterly correct and utterly crucial. NATO has to clean out and then hold the cities, while the ANA and National...
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    No argument that this will work; Fire Team roles...

    No argument that this will work; Fire Team roles and compositions very much tend to reflect the parent Army's real opinion of its Infantry, thus the belt-fed LMGs that have appeared over the last...
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    I think I find myself like Rifleman here, torn...

    I think I find myself like Rifleman here, torn somewhat between the German Group organized around a single GPMG, and the USMC Squad organized into three Fire Teams, each based upon an AR/LMG. Used...
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    Carl: Some countries contribute troops to UN...

    Carl: Some countries contribute troops to UN missions just to earn hard currency. The troops committed are, not surprisingly, often quite indifferent, or worse.

    Sticking a toe into this whilst...
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    In the sense that the Taleban (at least in...

    In the sense that the Taleban (at least in certain areas of the country, first in parts of the South, and now parts of the East as well) like to build up over time from small guerrilla bands to...
  18. Love that article, Tom, and keep a print copy of...

    Love that article, Tom, and keep a print copy of it in the bookshelf next to my bed (Wilf, if you think you are obsessed...:eek:;)). For the benefit of those few lurkers who somehow may have missed...
  19. In a roundabout sort of way, Dave, you...

    In a roundabout sort of way, Dave, you practically seem to be making the case for the Marine way of doing things - which does seem to offer the most flexibility without critically sacrificing...
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    This actually first appeared on the 20th in...

    This actually first appeared on the 20th in another paper:

    "Taliban fielded battalion-size force only 10 months after rout, reports say", by Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press (in the The Globe...
  21. Here be, wm (I'll just add my disclaimer here...

    Here be, wm (I'll just add my disclaimer here that I don't recommend some of them, for obvious reasons):

    http://atlanticreview.org/archives/1144-Russias-Next-Move-in-Georgia.html
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  22. The Georgia-Grenada comparison has been put out...

    The Georgia-Grenada comparison has been put out in quite a few places lately, and it seems to be an accurate enough one. Still, it seems strange to compare the Mexican standoff between Cuban...
  23. Now that is interesting; I had read that...

    Now that is interesting; I had read that Lipponen had turned the offer down a little while ago. Well, that has reversed pretty quickly. Hmmm...
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    Moreover, one of those two ROK Divs - the Capitol...

    Moreover, one of those two ROK Divs - the Capitol ("Tiger") Division - had the highest "kill-ratio" of any conventional Allied unit of the Vietnam War. The NVA and VC were scared to death of the ROK...
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    Alcohol is banned by the Olympics as a...

    Alcohol is banned by the Olympics as a performance-enhancing substance.

    Which explains why in the old days troops used to get an issue of booze just before battle - strong, unwatered wine for the...
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