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    More than my jobs worth mate!

    RJ you make an excellent point.

    However if we optimise forces for a specific function, rather than train them for the wide spectrum of operations which the modern day soldier has to undertake? ...
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    Oh for a leader not a politician

    What can I say, this has been going on since Options for Change, an amazing programme where we reduced the armed forces, so that the MOD could take on more civil servants - to er manage the change?
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    Confusion to your enemies

    Ken , I like the additions, maybe we armchair generals can get a job fixing the world after all.

    One can add more items or combine for a smaller number but the process remains the same; there will...
  4. Set up for a fall

    This is a great thread, certainly more dynamic than CNN & a lot more brutal.

    At the end of the day the USA has set itself up as the global policeman, the US govt decreed that regime change should...
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    Thanks Ken, My problem is that we seem to be...

    Thanks Ken,

    My problem is that we seem to be assigning lots of labels to theses people - Freedom Fighters, Insurgent, Terrorist, Resistance etc. They are bandied around by the press - as you...
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    Fix IT?

    Who would you want to help change your tyre? The man who says I know the theory or the man that can do it?

    So how do education standards affects the overall standard of our combat projection. ...
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    Semantics

    So when did guerilla warfare change to insurgency - or is it still something different, if so what are the differences?
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    Conflict?

    What about the simple ones, I'm probably re-hashing some of the things that have been discussed, c'set la vie.

    Reconstruction after conflict - an invaders responsibility?
    The soldier of the...
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    What about the man/woman?

    I've read through most of this thread and seen a lot of informed comment, but the salient point should be not about organising around weapon systems, they change - we need to think terms of...
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    Looking backwards, falling forwards

    I tend to shudder when I hear phrases like optimise, mission specific function and other generalities. Armed Forces are just that, they are designed to protect and project force, to do so they need...
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