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    Are there are any updates as to whether the...

    Are there are any updates as to whether the Ukrainian Army has / has employed Javelin?

    That would be an interesting development - would any of the Baltic states risk FMO/EULA processes and...
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    JMA, what did you think of Sydney Jary's view on...

    JMA, what did you think of Sydney Jary's view on popular opinion versus the reality of men suited for soldiering? I remember he mentioned, towards the end of 18 Platoon, that he would prefer to have...
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    Outlaw, for what it is worth Mirhond is providing...

    Outlaw, for what it is worth Mirhond is providing a fascinating insight into a (the?) info campaign that Moscow would want us to believe. If I were you I would stop spending so much effort breaking...
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    You're pretty much spot on here. I'd also add,...

    You're pretty much spot on here. I'd also add, though, that the MAG58 is capable of sustained fire for extended periods. The smaller Light MGs are suited for bursts over extended periods - while you...
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    The other point to remember is that Russia most...

    The other point to remember is that Russia most likely has its own red-lines and that some may have been triggered already.

    Moscow lost control of Ukraine during the Great Patriotic War and I...
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    With regards to ABCA procurement I do know that...

    With regards to ABCA procurement I do know that NZ follows the 'pic the best of the bunch' from in-service ABCA equipment. LAV3, MHOV trucks, NH90 helicopters, DMW rifles, LSW machine guns, body...
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    Without any great depth of thought or reflection, the few that jumped into my head:

    1) Vehicles are a means to an end, and should not become the end itself. There is a time and place for...
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    I have disagreed with Ken White before, and every...

    I have disagreed with Ken White before, and every time I have done so my argument has been artfully and articulately shoot down in flames, so I stand by with pop-corn in the microwave in anticipation...
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    Or you can use light infantry to their strengths....

    Or you can use light infantry to their strengths. Dominate areas where vehicles are unsuitable (the mountains inside Afghanistan), conduct persistent, economy-of-effort security operations around...
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    I'll ignore doctrinal definitions, which often...

    I'll ignore doctrinal definitions, which often get caught up in detail and try too hard to link in with other related terms (thus you get a lovely collection of esoteric labels such as 'neutralise,...
  11. Absolutely! A decent tripod can almost double the...

    Absolutely! A decent tripod can almost double the effective range of a 7.62 MG. The combination of tripod-stabilised fire and a tight beaten zone (as you'll normally find with a 7.62 calibre MG) is a...
  12. Just to clarify my last post so it doesn't appear...

    Just to clarify my last post so it doesn't appear inadvertantly condescending - by 'low level combat experience' I mean small unit, not low intensity, and by 'cultural/employment' I'm referring to...
  13. Thanks for your last reply. Do you think...

    Thanks for your last reply.



    Do you think the USMC has this problem as a service specific issue, or do you think it is universally applicable to all armies with belt-fed weapons in the...
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    If I may be so bold, I'd appreciate it if someone could clarify a point of mystery of mine - why did they choose another 5.56 rifle to fulfill this role? I could understand if they went for a 7.62...
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    A lot is illogical, though, on the surface at least...

    To identify logic to strategic actions of many players in recent times (America being but one) I imagine that you are making assumptions and deductions. For example, you were told that intervention...
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    I can't add anything more to specific anti-sniper...

    I can't add anything more to specific anti-sniper techniques, but I think this is a symptom of a problem rather than a problem in itself. I would suggest a combined arms approach to the enemy is...
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    another proposed answer to your query...

    I have read both Infanteer's and Steve's responses, as well as your post on the linked thread. My answer, I think, is complementary to all the above perspectives, perhaps coming from a slightly...
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    I read Joanna Bourke's book...

    I read Joanna Bourke's book (http://www.amazon.com/Intimate-History-Killing-Face-Face/dp/0465007384/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1309151474&sr=8-3) a while back, when I was a rather unimpressive...
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    Apologies for the lack of detail / links to the...

    Apologies for the lack of detail / links to the titles provided.

    I had, additionally, got the spelling of the last reference somewhat warped. The amazon link for the Citino (not Centino, as I...
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    I would consider insurgencies to be an outcome of...

    I would consider insurgencies to be an outcome of a political problem rather than a doctrinal one (although it does present a series of unique doctrinal problems). Insurgency is related to war; while...
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    Varying the OD

    I think someone on this forum mentioned in a post last year that the OD concept could be taken a step further and integrated with the distribution of fabric paint/ spray to allow customisation at the...
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    I look forward to the article, but I don't see...

    I look forward to the article, but I don't see the two concepts being mutually exclusive in practice.

    Empowering South Korea has the effect in containing North Korea, for example.

    As I see it,...
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    To rudely interject into this debate with a...

    To rudely interject into this debate with a straw-man argument of my own...

    How about viewing this argument as a framework whereby government policy is set/translated into the levels discussed:
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    Great topic. Your points all sound logical and...

    Great topic. Your points all sound logical and sound.

    I'll add some points below, with an over-arching disclaimer that they were gained over a 6 month period that in the scheme of things is all...
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    Thanks for the info - it is appreciated.

    Thanks for the info - it is appreciated.
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