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  1. Furthering my education

    First, thank you to JMM for educating me on the laws and legal aspect of the debate as I am not well versed in the legalities. My stance on killing a foreign terrorist in a foreign country is...
  2. The 'Merican in me

    JMM thank you for the welcome back, been spending more time away then home and although not posting have continued to sneak in some reading.

    I have kept myself abreast of the targeting of US...
  3. U.S. Debates Drone Strike on American Terror Suspect in Pakistan

    NY Times article Feb 10, 2014: "WASHINGTON The Obama administration is debating whether to authorize a lethal strike against an American citizen living in Pakistan who some believe is actively...
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    Coming late to the party

    I am playing catch up on Syria and Iraq as my focus has been elsewhere for some time now; however I would like to pose a few questions to those who have been focused on the situations.

    My first...
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    What happened was.

    Lawyers muddy the whole mess and we get nowhere......just drags on until everyone forgets about it and they live long happy lives with Playstation 3's, gourmet meals, and all the amenties of a 5 star...
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    How good would our soldiers be?

    If we allowed them to jump from country to country for training and combat? Might make a helluva experienced, well rounded force. Unfortunately, would be difficult to control.

    Not suprising on the...
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    Today's reconnaissance

    One cannot forget in today's technology driven warfare and over abundance of arm chair quarterbacks watching live feeds from the sky, of operations hundreds if not thousands of miles away; how many...
  8. The always unmentioned factors

    I am continually amazed by the number of articles, postings, blogs, etc... referencing the Sunni vs Shia vs Kurds in Iraq. They all fail to mention the fact this did not exist (with exception of the...
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    Courageous Restraint "Hold fire, earn a medal"

    Is this just an attempt to add more fruit salad to one's uniform or is there more to it?





    Full article here LINK

    I personally think this is a horrible idea....are we a military force...
  10. Thread: SWC Theme Song

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    A bit of an orginal

    Makes me laugh and break out in a cold sweat Link

    I do find it comical that it did not come from Rangers........
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    Too late tonight

    but in the mean time, maybe I posted this LINK in the wrong thread.

    Everyone with all the stastical data, metrics, whatever the flavor of the month is I have one question. What percentage of the...
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    Playing catch up

    Been out of the net for a while and catching up. I have had a thought swirling in my head for months now that I just could not pin down. I think I have finally pinned it down. This might not apply...
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    The Coming Insurrection

    Just started, will post thoughts upon completion......
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    U.S. Soldiers charged with maltreament

    of subordinates in Iraq. I do not know enough about this yet to have an opinion. Well not really my opinion is already forming but I will wait to hear the facts.



    Don't know that I've ever...
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    About to

    bite this bullet OCONUS. How in the hell does one keep up with what authorities are still in effect? Have been changed? etc....

    After having read through about 6 National Defense Authorization...
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    Posted elsewhere.

    Many dicussions throughout the SWJ revolve around weapons. Everyone talks about the ideal round, ideal lethality, ideal caliber, firing rates, etc..... Finally someone brought up one of my biggest...
  17. Thread: XM25 "good enough"

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    This posting could go into multiple threads,

    but I'll lay it out here. Many dicussions throughout the SWJ revolve around weapons. Everyone talks about the ideal round, ideal lethality, ideal caliber, firing rates, etc..... Finally someone...
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    Scar

    I get to get intimate with this in Oct. Rumormill most do not like it, but come Oct I will be putting it through it's paces and will share the feedback. Until then I'll remain silent on it.
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  19. Thread: A wake up call??

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    Might just have to get myself 1-3 years to do the...

    Might just have to get myself 1-3 years to do the shanking myself........but then again my luck I'd end up in the wrong place, so I think I'll have to pass, for now.
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    What's that old saying.....

    Perception is reality. I always say that depends on the perspective and mine is usually from an alternate reality when I'm getting that saying shoveled down my throat.

    At least they can't pin...
  21. Gates of Fire

    IMO Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield should be required reading for everyone in the military.

    Gates of Fire
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    Ummm Uniform Changes

    After all the discussions on here about equipment carried in Afghanistan this little change left me a bit speechless.

    Link



    I'm sure many others could come up with cheekier responses.
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    Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton

    Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton
  24. Thread: The question...

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    Art lover

    Who? Where? I am trying to expand my horizons, to be a more well rounded individual and just never know when that art knowledge might just build some rapport! Have had to put that one on the back...
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    Sweet

    May have a retirement job afterall!!! If video games program our youth what are they saying about this little gem?
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