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Forum: Historians 07-31-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 31,971
Posted By Infanteer
Sounds like 600 pages of "Perspective...

Sounds like 600 pages of "Perspective Fail".
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 07-08-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 60,214
Posted By Infanteer
Yep. Funny thing is Kalev Sepp made a list...

Yep.

Funny thing is Kalev Sepp made a list of COIN best practices, and this was one of them:

From:http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/milreview/sepp.pdf

The ANA is a poor man's US Army and...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-15-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 76,942
Posted By Infanteer
TO&Es are accountants tools. How many people and...

TO&Es are accountants tools. How many people and equipment should I give to this organization?

By D+1, you ain't fighting by a TO&E.
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-14-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 76,942
Posted By Infanteer
I miss these threads...it's what brought me to...

I miss these threads...it's what brought me to the SWJ.
Forum: Trigger Puller 08-12-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 12,903
Posted By Infanteer
Ha. I call it Kandaharitis.

Ha. I call it Kandaharitis.
Forum: Blog Watch 08-08-2012
Replies: 211
Views: 324,641
Posted By Infanteer
The editorial list is impressive as well. I...

The editorial list is impressive as well. I enjoyed Wilf's article on the redundancy of the operational level of war - it picked up where the discussion on this forum left off.
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 08-07-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 28,837
Posted By Infanteer
CQB is a "SME" empire built on police tactics...

CQB is a "SME" empire built on police tactics entirely inappropriate for conventional operations in populated areas.
Forum: Military - Other 05-24-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 19,241
Posted By Infanteer
1st Marine Division and Log Lite

All,

In Bing West's "The March Up", he mentions an order put out by Gen Mattis to 1st Marine Division entitled "Log Lite", which dealt with shedding weight and strict rules regarding sustainment...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 04-17-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 9,756
Posted By Infanteer
Which model was better?

Which model was better?
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 03-30-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 44,501
Posted By Infanteer
Good post JMA, and an instructive bit on the...

Good post JMA, and an instructive bit on the utility of the march as a means and not an end. I see the attitude you've mentioned quite frequently in our Battle Fitness Test.
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-29-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 76,201
Posted By Infanteer
Have you read Richard Simpkin's "Mechanized...

Have you read Richard Simpkin's "Mechanized Infantry"?
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 03-27-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 15,517
Posted By Infanteer
Interesting article. I found the following bit...

Interesting article. I found the following bit quite indicative of most military planning processes:



I've seen an planning overwhelm thinking in tactical planning, so I can only imagine the...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 03-18-2012
Replies: 1,063
Views: 339,574
Posted By Infanteer
Still up to your old, tired rant. 1. 6...

Still up to your old, tired rant.

1. 6 month tours. Would it make a difference if a guy was there for 2 years and left? Is there a substantive difference in areas where U.S. soldiers were for...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-18-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 34,199
Posted By Infanteer
I admit to being a fan of Storr's writings. I...

I admit to being a fan of Storr's writings. I paid a right leg to get a copy when it first came out and have piqued the author's brain on a few things.

Right now, I am reading Fukuyama's The Rise...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 03-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 9,495
Posted By Infanteer
Specifically targeting leadership may not have...

Specifically targeting leadership may not have any appreciable effect for, as your links show, someone else will rise to take the reigns.

However, I have seen good arguments for killing...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 03-09-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 6,751
Posted By Infanteer
I really enjoyed that piece, and the commentary...

I really enjoyed that piece, and the commentary that followed. Thanks for the catch.
Forum: Trigger Puller 01-21-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 76,201
Posted By Infanteer
That's a good point Ken. We have a small,...

That's a good point Ken. We have a small, long-service Army up here so it is easy to pile on the skills.
Forum: Trigger Puller 01-21-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 76,201
Posted By Infanteer
People know my views - I disagree with this...

People know my views - I disagree with this statement. The skills to operate a modern IFV are not really serious - nothing more serious than learning to operate any dismounted piece of kit. For...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 01-06-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 22,160
Posted By Infanteer
"Partnering" was the crack cocaine of ISAF for a...

"Partnering" was the crack cocaine of ISAF for a few years, even though it pushed things in the absolutely wrong direction. Whereas before, Afghan units could only rely on small, 10-20 man mentoring...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 12-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 18,278
Posted By Infanteer
I enjoyed The Village, but have found other...

I enjoyed The Village, but have found other readings on the CAP program to be more informative; from what I understand it wasn't as successful as some claim. Has anyone else read into the program?
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 11-21-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 10,016
Posted By Infanteer
What he said. RHaston, what you've proposed...

What he said.

RHaston, what you've proposed is a very practical solution to a tactical problem. It's no secret that most of the resistance is centered around the "greenzones". It's also no...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 11-20-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 10,016
Posted By Infanteer
Do they want us to demolish their centuries old...

Do they want us to demolish their centuries old agricultural system and replace it with soybeans, fencing and pipes (that they'll be unable to replace after we leave)?

I don't think we are dealing...
Forum: Training & Education 11-05-2011
Replies: 315
Views: 192,245
Posted By Infanteer
I've seen difficulties at Staff College arise out...

I've seen difficulties at Staff College arise out of trying to wargame an irregular conflict during the planning phase.

While the computer program sounds interesting, what we need is a easy to...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-05-2011
Replies: 1,056
Views: 377,879
Posted By Infanteer
Agree with both of the previous posts; my...

Agree with both of the previous posts; my government and military will take a vastly different approach if it is dealing with unruly locals in Somewhere, Canada than if it is deploying military...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 08-27-2011
Replies: 1,119
Views: 196,363
Posted By Infanteer
How so? AQ wasn't around until after the Soviet...

How so? AQ wasn't around until after the Soviet Union had disappeared; it's predecessor Makhtab al Khadamat never recieved a dime from the U.S.

The Taliban are also a post anti-Soviet Jihad...
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