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    Carl (responding to Post #240 on the previous...

    Carl (responding to Post #240 on the previous page)

    Food for thought: Is the reason we don't have as many helos in Afg (compared to Viet Nam) the expense of the helos? Or is it possible that the...
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    Interestingly, there's a fairly significant...

    Interestingly, there's a fairly significant Portuguese community here in New Jersey. In most of the family owned businesses around here, you can walk in and speak Portuguese and be understood. A...
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    I'll elaborate on what I was thinking when I...

    I'll elaborate on what I was thinking when I typed that. We Americans have a few generations raised on stuff like the A-Team or GI Joe, where there's always a good parachute after the plane gets...
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    Hi Mike, No, although I might have to give...

    Hi Mike,

    No, although I might have to give that a watch sometime. It was the History Channel's Battlefield Detectives: Alesia...
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    I recently watched a documentary on Caesar's...

    I recently watched a documentary on Caesar's siege of Alesia, he used similar tactics to force the Gauls to keep the noncombatants in Alesia and eat up Vercingetorix's food faster, so this actually...
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    All you have to do to prove this is show up at...

    All you have to do to prove this is show up at morning PT after a long weekend. You'll get the wonderful aroma of the alcohol of choice. :)
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    Which is kind of funny, given how helpful the...

    Which is kind of funny, given how helpful the dashboard cameras seem to have been as evidence during DUI stops.
  8. I would disagree with you, to a point. Gross...

    I would disagree with you, to a point. Gross abuses (like say, former representative Weiner, former Governor Spitzer, etc- I'm offering these examples because they're on my mind and somewhat...
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    Stan, It looks like more information about the...

    Stan,

    It looks like more information about the construction and components of the devices are coming out now.
    ...
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    Here's a question that I haven't seen a lot of...

    Here's a question that I haven't seen a lot of speculation on. These two young men were able to make at least 3, and likely more, homemade bombs that all went off as designed. Judging by the...
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    Found this after quick google search: ...

    Found this after quick google search:

    http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/2013/03/26/soldiers-deaths-in-central-african-republic-put-zuma-in-spotlight

    From the sounds of the news article, they...
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    A bit of a thread derailment, and I apologize in...

    A bit of a thread derailment, and I apologize in advance.

    As a man whose wife has worked as a psychologist in both a State Prison and now, a State Mental Institution, I can agree with you that the...
  13. If you mean what I think you mean by "change...

    If you mean what I think you mean by "change management", that is, how a military adapts and changes to the environment and enemy it is faced with- you could take a look at "Closing with the Enemy"...
  14. Peter, I'm sure your arrangement would be very...

    Peter,

    I'm sure your arrangement would be very secure, you put a lot of thought into it from a security perspective. However, if you move the embassy out into the middle of the desert (or other...
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    Very neat. I guess the laws of physics don't...

    Very neat. I guess the laws of physics don't change over time. Or maybe, they didn't adhere to the modern engineering principle of "design life". Still, it's got to be a bear to maintain something...
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    Ken, a very interesting topic and a good article....

    Ken, a very interesting topic and a good article. In my current job, I get to deal with numbers and metrics on a daily basis and those who like to make "knee jerk" reactions based on the numbers. ...
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    As a historical aside, my old unit was involved...

    As a historical aside, my old unit was involved enough in the fighting in that portion of the battle to get a presidential unit citation. I dug around and couldn't find much on my old battalion...
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    I read the abstract, but I'm not familiar enough...

    I read the abstract, but I'm not familiar enough with the units of radioactive decay to figure out what they're measuring the increase of with the bacteria. I've seen curies, rads, and sieverts used...
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    Bob's reply above is exactly what my high school...

    Bob's reply above is exactly what my high school cross country coach had us do for our "speed work" during the week. Once the season started, we'd have two practice days and the balance of the week...
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    On Ranger School: For me, as a brand new...

    On Ranger School:
    For me, as a brand new Engineer 2LT, Ranger School was a good leadership exercise (my Ranger School time dates back to '97, so ymmv). I saw what worked and what didn't work and...
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    For those playing the home edition, here is the...

    For those playing the home edition, here is the link :) The article in question starts on page 26.

    http://www.marinecorpsgazette-digital.com/marinecorpsgazette/201001?pg=30#pg28
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    The wife and I are working our way through this...

    The wife and I are working our way through this as well (just started season 4). I can definitely see what you're talking about. FWIW, my wife works in a prison and claims that she can't watch The...
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    Getting a bit off topic here, but it is your...

    Getting a bit off topic here, but it is your thread, so hopefully nobody minds much. I recall thinking mine was a pain in the neck, but I always chalked it up to the fact that the 113s in my platoon...
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    Hah, now you know three. I had an M548 in my...

    Hah, now you know three. I had an M548 in my Combat Engineer platoon in 1997 (used as a Volcano carrier). Generally referred to as the "Short bus" (I'll leave it to folks here to debate whether...
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    First time I saw it done was in ROTC, and my...

    First time I saw it done was in ROTC, and my recollection is about the same as Pete's- the NCO showed us how, but I didn't get a warm fuzzy on how to do it and I didn't get any hands on (although I...
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