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    Agreed. Where's the speaker on Split Battery...

    Agreed. Where's the speaker on Split Battery Operations? Where's the speaker on Battery Operations in support of Battalion COIN operations? You're ignoring current Fires issues for old ones.
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    I have not heard that, and I probably would have....

    I have not heard that, and I probably would have.

    Unless this is a FSRG recommendation. Then I wouldn't know.

    Anyway, SCETC doing some Security Cooperation tasks in Quantico and MCTAG doing...
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    I'm reading Van Crevald's Supplying War. It's...

    I'm reading Van Crevald's Supplying War. It's reinforcing my thesis that logistics is the most boring subject in the history of ever.
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    I definitely agree that sometime you need to be...

    I definitely agree that sometime you need to be firm. He wasn't firm, he acted firm. But his voice cracked with frustration. He didn't bother to learn the names of the people he wanted to talk to the...
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    Not true. Have you ever seen a soldier walking on...

    Not true. Have you ever seen a soldier walking on a gravel driveway? Of course you haven't. They DISAPPEAR.

    If only the Taliban would fight us in the rural U.S.
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    Lots of good stuff here. I'll add one thing:...

    Lots of good stuff here. I'll add one thing: watch Restrepo. The Company Commander provides an excellent example of how not to act in a shura.
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    Thanks for the discussion so far, all. I have...

    Thanks for the discussion so far, all. I have since convinced my Professor that we need to scale down the goal a little bit. After the holidays I'm going to discuss with him looking at specific...
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    I think 4, 5, and 6 can all contribute to that. ...

    I think 4, 5, and 6 can all contribute to that.

    There's no specific policy or specific partner. I'm looking at the potential, "big picture" benefits of SC. What it could do.
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    US and allies/partners. The policy is I'm using...

    US and allies/partners. The policy is I'm using as a jumping off point is the most recent National Security Strategy. In 70 or so pages, it mentions "partnering" or "security cooperation" something...
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    Security Cooperation at the strategic level

    I'm in the early stages of working on a paper (about 15 pages) on security cooperation at the strategic level. Right now I'm looking at the "ends" that I want to cover. In other words: What strategic...
  11. His idea of a small army that can rapidly expand...

    His idea of a small army that can rapidly expand through use of reserves and NG isn't crazy. It's doable if the other branches are robust enough to keep threats away from CONUS while an Army is built...
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    Absolutely correct. Also correct....

    Absolutely correct.



    Also correct. However, I would submit that we CAN'T create an "eastern" style force due to the simple fact that we are not eastern. Militaries reflect the culture from...
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    I'll assume that you left out Marines completely...

    I'll assume that you left out Marines completely by accident. Quantico should have quite a few candidates. Dr. Mark Moyar at the Marine Corps University would be a good one.
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    If there is no such thing as a stupid question,...

    If there is no such thing as a stupid question, this one is close enough to stupid for effects on target.




    I could see that if you were leaving the wire for a week or so.
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    1) A compass, binos, a protractor, and a map are...

    1) A compass, binos, a protractor, and a map are not that heavy.
    2) The VECTOR system is fielded, works pretty well, and is not that heavy.

    Look at your target location training, and fix it....
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    When I was in Iraq, my IA battalion was...

    When I was in Iraq, my IA battalion was transferred from Diyala to Al Anbar (this was after we were transferred from Al Anbar to Diyala but before we were transferred from Al Anbar to Diyala). En...
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    Details Emerge on Army's Failed NLOS-LS Missile

    http://defensetech.org/2010/04/16/details-emerge-on-armys-failed-nlos-ls-missile/#axzz0lIZs7E4R
  18. I'm not proposing any additional personnel, just...

    I'm not proposing any additional personnel, just that maybe the guy with the most knowledge and experience in the field should be the FiST team leader, instead of the guy with the least. The FAC or...
  19. If the situation were reversed, the Army would...

    If the situation were reversed, the Army would never let us live it down. It's all in good fun. My 101st Airborne-veteran father makes fun of my Marine haircut every chance he gets.


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  20. From what I understand, the 155 plt is being used...

    From what I understand, the 155 plt is being used for the experiment but in eventual execution the EFSS can be used as well. It won't be attached, it will be in direct support. As it is now, a...
  21. I think the confusion is caused by the Marine...

    I think the confusion is caused by the Marine Corps overcomplicating the whole issue. All DO is is independent fire team ops. All ECO is beefing up the Company HQ to better support those teams. USMC...
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    Indirect Fire Support in Small Wars

    I figured I'd start a thread for all things artillery and mortar with regards to small wars. Post articles and such as you find them.

    There are two great articles in the Gazette this month (Feb...
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    There are a lot of good points in that essay. I...

    There are a lot of good points in that essay. I had no idea it was going to be such a legal mess to repeal.

    That being said, heres hoping it's a mess that gets cleaned up sooner rather than later.
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    The bottom line for air support in COIN is to...

    The bottom line for air support in COIN is to remember that it is air support. You guys are not going to be the main effort on this one, and that's ok. I don't know if your group has ISR capabilities...
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    Yeah, I'm thinking just a flying pallet. Troops...

    Yeah, I'm thinking just a flying pallet. Troops at a rear base strap on some boxes of ammo, some MRE's, some medical supplies, a "pilot" flies it out to the COP, then the troops there unload it,...
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