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  1. Our vision is near identical. I disagree with...

    Our vision is near identical. I disagree with Reserves first, but I think recruiting college kids for enlisted jobs and flatning the pay scale between O's and E's would help reach the same end goal...
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    I want to address just this comment. Guard...

    I want to address just this comment. Guard training varies greatly from state to state and battalion to battalion, so blanket staements like this are not productive. My time in an infantry unit in...
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    They say it, but the reality has shown this to be...

    They say it, but the reality has shown this to be wrong. You simply can't be good at everything all the time. If the Raiders were such a bad idea, why has USMC currently embraced MARSOC? Look at some...
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    We have a Ranger Battalions because they do a...

    We have a Ranger Battalions because they do a certain mission very very well and the USMC has not had great success with the same mission. Can you say "Mayaguez incident"? Ranger Batts have proven...
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    Fuchs, will you keep me up to date on what you...

    Fuchs, will you keep me up to date on what you find out. I have sometimes thought of a unit that sounds close to this concept for US Army units. I see big challenges in making something like that...
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    Poll: Anyone ever consider that ENDING sactions against...

    Anyone ever consider that ENDING sactions against NK would provide the current leadership far more challenge and adversity then maintaining the current sanctions?
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    How do you feel about MacGregors proposal to have...

    How do you feel about MacGregors proposal to have brigades commnded by a BG? Would this help them have greater independence and less need for the old division structure?
    Reed
  8. I just picked this book at the local library....

    I just picked this book at the local library. I'll give a review once I finish, but unless I hear verification from a source I trust, I am very skeptical.
    Reed
  9. A sniper is NOT the same as a squad marksman....

    A sniper is NOT the same as a squad marksman. Stealth and an ability to gather information are big parts of our job. It's why we are a battalion or higher level asset.

    There had been talk back in...
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    I wonder if 4/25 airborne will survive the cut....

    I wonder if 4/25 airborne will survive the cut. They are the only RDF on the West coast not in SOCCOM, so I think they might.
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    Holy crap, I agree with Fuchs on something. The...

    Holy crap, I agree with Fuchs on something. The end is near. :eek:
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    So am I the only one who thinks that sanctions...

    So am I the only one who thinks that sanctions not directed solely at Iran's nuclear program only strengthen the current Iranian government, especially in light of the recent "green movement" in that...
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    Modern IFVs are fairly complicated and take some...

    Modern IFVs are fairly complicated and take some serious training to operate. So if you had a separate unit with a MOS that specialized in being an IFV crewman, then yes you could, and unlike Fuchs,...
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    While it would make sense (We get a LOT of guys...

    While it would make sense (We get a LOT of guys from 2ID and even our 2nd batt guys are familier with Strykers) we just got upgraded to a new type of Bradley and are going through a year plus cycle...
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    Not an expert, but I would hazard a guess that it...

    Not an expert, but I would hazard a guess that it has more to do with lack of PT, poor rest plans, and poor nutrition downrange then it does with riding in vehicles. There are incredibly fit...
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    Having served in both time periods 94-97 and 01...

    Having served in both time periods 94-97 and 01 to present in the Infantry I will attempt to answer. Yes the divide has diminished, though yes, PT scores are still negatively correlated to vehicle...
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    Good, moved to sunny :rolleyes: WA and I am now...

    Good, moved to sunny :rolleyes: WA and I am now in a sniper section (WANG).
    Been hanging out mostly on SOCNET these days.
    Reed
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    I'm curious Ken, how tall are you? I'm a short...

    I'm curious Ken, how tall are you? I'm a short guy, and my limited experience with bullpups has been mostly positive, and most short guys I have served with prefer them when they get the chance to...
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    Please, be all means explain to me how this is a...

    Please, be all means explain to me how this is a FACT and not an OPINION that you ASSUMED to be true.
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    What I fail to understand, is how the request for...

    What I fail to understand, is how the request for re-enforced or strengthened brigades led us to an Army of understrength brigades. This almost insured the need for a Div type level of command. Oh,...
  21. Thread: War is War

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    I am not sure if I agree with you, but you have...

    I am not sure if I agree with you, but you have succeeded in causing me to pause and reassess my opinion.
    Reed
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    My personal experience with being co-located with...

    My personal experience with being co-located with a company of MPs in Iraq in '03 at (then) Camp Kalsu tells me that some women could do just fine in combat arms. The last two excuses of why women...
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    On 13F JSO, I agree, also a medic would be really...

    On 13F JSO, I agree, also a medic would be really helpful, and maybe a 25 series guy since HF and SATCOM radio's are little complicated for us grunt types. Wait, that kinda looks like the CA...
  24. A: ACOGs are not universal, even in A-stan. B:...

    A: ACOGs are not universal, even in A-stan.
    B: Yes, they help, not for marksmanship, but for situational awareness. Often wished I had a small magnification ability in Iraq so I could see if the...
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    Poll: You sir, owe me a new keyboard. Reed

    You sir, owe me a new keyboard.
    Reed
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