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  1. I have no idea but would love to see your...

    I have no idea but would love to see your findings when published.

    Without giving it a lot of thought at the time, I always assumed that it was an extension of the population-centric approach to...
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    Changing the name from ABCA to ABCANZ was mooted...

    Changing the name from ABCA to ABCANZ was mooted for about 30 seconds when NZ became a full member in 2006 but it was correctly considered the name change would just be an administrative overhead...
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    Possibly one outcome, in the face of what could...

    Possibly one outcome, in the face of what could be perceived as gross negligence with WMD, would have been an international move to shut down the Pakistani nuclear programme - using all elements of...
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    Spot on, Fuchs!!! Any organisation that finds...

    Spot on, Fuchs!!!

    Any organisation that finds itself full of yes-men and followers in in trouble. When I teach lessons learned material as part of organisational learning, I use the example of...
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    This should be a damn good read but two...

    This should be a damn good read but two questions...

    Why, oh why will they not let serving officers contribute? This is so short-sighted and having followed a number of senior British officers'...
  6. It's a bit misleading as the article user...

    It's a bit misleading as the article user perished and crashed interchangeably. While at the large NATO Class II/III end of the scale these may be close to one and the same, in the Class I...
  7. http://www.cavr-timorleste.org/chegaFiles/finalRep...

    http://www.cavr-timorleste.org/chegaFiles/finalReportEng/

    This one might provide some insights into the philosophies employed by Indonesia during its occupation of Eats Timor 1976-99, although it...
  8. Found this in my library while looking for...

    Found this in my library while looking for something else (ain't it always the way?)

    Artillery and counterinsurgency - the Soviet experience in Afghanistan
  9. Hi Charlie I came across this reference to a...

    Hi Charlie

    I came across this reference to a publication on Japanese COIN during WW2 (http://www.quikmaneuvers.com/japanese_counterinsurgency-ww2.html) while I was writing up my thoughts on the FM...
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    Think I'll wait for the movie - to be true to the...

    Think I'll wait for the movie - to be true to the book, they'll have to wait until Jim Carrey or Mike Myers are available because it could only be fiction and then only a comedy...not even any hot...
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    I've worked off/on with SAF for a couple of...

    I've worked off/on with SAF for a couple of decades so I'm a little surprised by your comment '...if I wanted to accomplish anything useful I can't possibly work for the SAF again...'. I think that...
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    If...? Don't get a passport then...or join any...

    If...?

    Don't get a passport then...or join any of the services - not just for the US but any of the 5 eyes nations...and certainly don't 'them' record your photo for your drivers' license...
    ...
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    I'm on the road for the next couple of weeks so...

    I'm on the road for the next couple of weeks so don't have access to the library but for a down under perspectrive, I think the old Manual of Land Warfare (MLW) The Rifle Platoon or The Rifle Company...
  14. He not exactly breaking ranks on much as this is...

    He not exactly breaking ranks on much as this is not news down here. I studied military history here (NZ) in the early 90s and the weaknesses in command in 2 NZEF during the Crete campaign were well...
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    Fuchs is correct in that statement however in the...

    Fuchs is correct in that statement however in the case of AFG, they probably all reside in the same (relatively) untouched sanctuary...in the unlikely event that were to be neutralised, the...
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    ...and if we were still in WW2 or maybe even the...

    ...and if we were still in WW2 or maybe even the Cold War, that might be what we would be aiming to do.

    Afghanistan stopped being the base for planning operations against the West by the beginning...
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    The simple answer is yes...what we are doing now...

    The simple answer is yes...what we are doing now is totally disconnected from what we went in there to (and did) do in 2001.

    Regardless of the porice paid in blood and treasure to date,...
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    Definition of competitors in COIN.STABOPS?

    We've just reviewed a draft 5-series publication and suggested to the authoring team that it might want to consider adding 'competitors' between 'belligerents and adversaries' and 'neutrals and...
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    Might as well the Unknown Soldiers don't count...

    Might as well the Unknown Soldiers don't count either because the cause of death isn't clear...there are many ways, legal and otherwise of killing people in war, declared or otherwise, that are...
  20. I think the straw you are looking through may be...

    I think the straw you are looking through may be too narrow...had the US detected the Pearl Harbor, or any of the other Japanese fleets positioning themselves for the opening of hostilities, it...
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    I'm just wondering how those who are apparently...

    I'm just wondering how those who are apparently writing off biometrics as just another technology toy would propose that we do track adversaries in an environment where the otherguys aren't wearing...
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    My guess would be the rise (again) of the dreaded...

    My guess would be the rise (again) of the dreaded 4GW hydra..."Run away, run away the [I]are coming...!"
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    It would probably be even simpler than a...

    It would probably be even simpler than a franchising option: the actions of both groups would be symbiotic as they both divide and distract the security forces from each other...the real challenge to...
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    And a good observation it is...while we have CIMS...

    And a good observation it is...while we have CIMS (C for Coordinated) down here instead of NIMS, I expect that they are essentially similar...one of the key lessons we found (the hard way, of course)...
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    As above it may be as 'simple' as "" I don't...

    As above it may be as 'simple' as ""

    I don't agree with Fuchs on recyling...natural selection in this profession should be as harsh as the consequences of getting it wrong...and I'm sure (based on...
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