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  1. Thread: Dave Dilegge RIP

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    Sticky: Dave was the person who got me writing on this...

    Dave was the person who got me writing on this forum. He's probably one of the more influential people for me personally when it comes to professional publication. His impact on all has been huge and...
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    Just picked up Nadia Shadlow's War and the Art of...

    Just picked up Nadia Shadlow's War and the Art of Governance

    First couple chapters in and it is a quick read. Great synopsis of how Army forces have, out of necessity, performed tasks to...
  3. If the exhaust isn't in the rear how will...

    If the exhaust isn't in the rear how will dismounted troops warm themselves? :D
  4. I'm a doctrine writer and haven't seen it.

    I'm a doctrine writer and haven't seen it.
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    As always, Ken mentors me towards a better way of...

    As always, Ken mentors me towards a better way of thinking.
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    Steve, I feel the same way. This morning,...

    Steve,

    I feel the same way. This morning, like for so many, OUR war ended. I should be glad. Rather, I sit and think if I did enough to help get the Iraqis back on their feet and help improve...
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    Here's what doctrine says...

    FM 1-02, Operational Terms and Graphics:

    raid (DOD, NATO) An operation, usually small scale, involving a swift penetration of hostile territory to secure information, confuse the enemy, or to...
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    I got to spend time at the Fuhrengsakademie on...

    I got to spend time at the Fuhrengsakademie on exchange for two weeks this past year as well as working closely with quite a few German General Staff officers. I am impressed by their attention to...
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    Add Military Geography by John M. Collins. The...

    Add Military Geography by John M. Collins.

    The Bear Went Over the Mountain - Lester Grau

    The Other Side of the Mountain - Lester Grau

    On Guerrilla Warfare - Mao Tse Tung


    I didn't see...
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    Be safe, brother!

    Be safe, brother!
  11. Thread: Ivory Coast

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    JMA - I'm beginning to understand where you're...

    JMA - I'm beginning to understand where you're coming from.

    The British follow 10 principles of war, closely related to the US's 9 but distinctly different. Your "selection and maintenance of the...
  12. Thread: Ivory Coast

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    I see four questions of paramount importance...

    I see four questions of paramount importance prior to commitment and intervention:

    What is our ability, with partner forces, to intervene?

    What vital interests are contained within Ivory Coast?...
  13. Thread: Ivory Coast

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    Didn't Outtara's legitimacy go out the window...

    Didn't Outtara's legitimacy go out the window three days ago when 1000 people were found dead at the hands of his armed mobs? Isn't this another example of a sub-Saharan zero-sum game?
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    I had nearly forgotten about this. Jcustis did a...

    I had nearly forgotten about this. Jcustis did a great job on this work and as I head to a squadron I'm going to dust this off and hand it to my battle captain and NCO this summer.
  15. Thread: Bahrain's Unrest

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    It doesn't show percentages, but it shows...

    It doesn't show percentages, but it shows majority in various areas.

    http://gulf2000.columbia.edu/images/maps/MidEastReligionCore_lg.jpg
  16. Thread: Bahrain's Unrest

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    My only thoughts have to do with punctuation and...

    My only thoughts have to do with punctuation and protocol.....
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    You're right. IIRC 3x companies of 10, plus HQ...

    You're right. IIRC 3x companies of 10, plus HQ tanks. 35 is right around the number of T-72s in a tank battalion under the old order of the battle.

    Ken White, a better scout than I, will be sure...
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    So it was an area reconnaissance.

    So it was an area reconnaissance.
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    We called "presence patrols" more appropriately...

    We called "presence patrols" more appropriately "trolling for RPGs." It seemed more akin to chumming when you're fishing for sharks.

    As stated earlier in this thread, task and purpose are the...
  20. Wasn't the Third Amendment to the Constitution...

    Wasn't the Third Amendment to the Constitution written because we didn't like the English quartering Soldiers in our houses? Why would we do something to another country which we made...
  21. Where is this officially posted? Thanks.

    Where is this officially posted? Thanks.
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    "Dissidents" sounds better than "mischievous...

    "Dissidents" sounds better than "mischievous youths"
  23. Thread: The Army We Need

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    So it's been 11 months....

    I re-read some old posts tonight and I came to three burning questions:

    Are current force modernization efforts based upon the fights in which we are currently engaged resultant of failed foreign...
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    We started installing "Easy" buttons in the...

    We started installing "Easy" buttons in the driver's compartments of Bradley Fighting Vehicles and in the trigger wells of M4s.

    http://solid-orange.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/easy_button.jpg
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    When did Brigade Reconnaissance Troops come to...

    When did Brigade Reconnaissance Troops come to being?
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