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    I got back late last year and fought in Mosul,...

    I got back late last year and fought in Mosul, inside the city for the most part. My squad had uparmoured humvees and a single ASV. I liked having an ASV, it was great to haul broken humvee's and...
  2. You have got to be kidding me right? You mean to...

    You have got to be kidding me right? You mean to tell me that you have the opportunity to go to an army school, sleep in a bed, eat real food and you are complaining?

    During my BNCOC course at...
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    LTC John Nagl retires

    A great loss for the army, there are too few officers who really understand the COIN fight.
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    I got back from a tour in Iraq a couple of months...

    I got back from a tour in Iraq a couple of months ago and by far the most useful book I read before I left was "The arab mind considered" by John Laffin. Although published in the 1970's it...
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    I think that the army has addressed the DM issue...

    I think that the army has addressed the DM issue by issuing more optics. The active duty unit that replaced my company in Iraq in Oct-every single NCO had an ACOG. I used an aimpoint the entire tour...
  6. MAJ Ellison has a keen grasp of the obvious. ...

    MAJ Ellison has a keen grasp of the obvious. Marksmanship has been broken in the Army for some time, every unit seems to have a couple of active shooters who read 23-9 and know what the SAIB is and...
  7. Thread: Adapt Or Die

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    For what it's worth, CALL made the difference...

    For what it's worth, CALL made the difference between success and failure during my unit's pre deployment and mob train up and our first couple of weeks here in Iraq. I've been a fan of CALL almost...
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    I'm currently a squad leader in Iraq and a PTT...

    I'm currently a squad leader in Iraq and a PTT chief, I advise the Iraqi Police daily and here is my take on COIN and the Army. Hardly anyone, even the officers, really understand the fundamentals...
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    I'm a squad leader in Iraq and here's what I...

    I'm a squad leader in Iraq and here's what I learned in the past 10 months. Your choice of lube is easy--As of Dec 06, per TACOM, the only authorized small arms lube in Iraq is CLP. Although I've...
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    As a squad leader currently serving in an MP...

    As a squad leader currently serving in an MP Company in Iraq, honestly, I think the problem is almost the exact opposite—very few soldiers in the Army really understand how to boresight, zero, use...
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    PKM manual available online

    If you have AKO access, the DA manual for the PK series machine guns is available online at warrior university,https://www.warrioruniversity.army.mil, check under new downloads, there is finally a...
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    Yellowstone Command

    From the July 06 issue of the Atlantic, a book review by Benjamin Schwarz--Yellowstone Command by Jerome A. Greene, 1991. After Custer’s defeat the US Army, led by General Nelson A. Miles, broke the...
  13. "Fireforce" by Chris Cocks

    One of the best primary sources I've read on the Rhodesian Light Infantry. This book is worth reading and rereading. I thought it was particularly interesting how all their vehciles were designed...
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    Dereliction of Duty

    Just finished reading "Dereliction of Duty" by H.R. McMaster. Great analysis of the background to the American war in Vietnam. I guess history does repeat itself. Substitute Rumsfeld's name for...
  15. Two good counterinsurgency articles in april Atlantic magazine

    'Double Blind' by Matthew Teague, the untold story of how british intelligence infiltrated and undermined the IRA during the Dirty War.
    'The Coming Normalcy?' by Robert Kaplan, a profile of 1/25, a...
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