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Forum: Europe 06-04-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 7,502
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Forum: Small Wars Council / Journal 06-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 5,185
Posted By Fuchs
Attention has indeed been (in the West) on...

Attention has indeed been (in the West) on violent occupation missions for a decade. By now, government violence below the threshold to conventional warfare has attracted more attention, and led to a...
Forum: Europe 05-29-2014
Replies: 1,934
Views: 106,124
Posted By Fuchs
There is a much cheaper way for this...

There is a much cheaper way for this (http://defense-and-freedom.blogspot.de/2009/05/utility-of-nato.html).
Forum: Europe 05-28-2014
Replies: 273
Views: 14,822
Posted By Fuchs
Post quoting myself...

quoting myself (http://defense-and-freedom.blogspot.de/2014/05/economit-interdependence-and-war.html):
Forum: Europe 05-28-2014
Replies: 1,934
Views: 106,124
Posted By Fuchs
We didn't "fail" them. Their government...

We didn't "fail" them.
Their government rejected our (not terribly attractive) offer and no government ever joined "us" or our alliances.

You're projecting your expectations - expectations which...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 05-28-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 53,340
Posted By Fuchs
Different printing technology. Emission of...

Different printing technology.

Emission of infrared radiation (energy) due to firing rather than due to body heat.

Munitions (such as rifle grenades, hand grenades, LAW) may be hidden behind...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 05-28-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 53,340
Posted By Fuchs
Different printing technology. Emission of...

Different printing technology.

Emission of infrared radiation (energy) due to firing rather than due to body heat.

Munitions (such as rifle grenades, hand grenades, LAW) may be hidden behind...
Forum: Europe 05-27-2014
Replies: 1,934
Views: 106,124
Posted By Fuchs
I think Putin gave this up when he decided to...

I think Putin gave this up when he decided to take the Crimea and its voters. Maybe he already did so at the moment when Yakunovich fled, knowing that Y. was 100% corrupt and had discredited his...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 05-27-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 53,340
Posted By Fuchs
Weapons aren't clothing. The considerations are...

Weapons aren't clothing.
The considerations are very different regarding weapons and munitions, so it's a very different topic.
Forum: Small Wars Council / Journal 05-27-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 5,185
Posted By Fuchs
The CIMSEC blog has theme weeks, which I think is...

The CIMSEC blog has theme weeks, which I think is a nice idea.

Imagine a theme month here at Council followed by the same theme months two months later in Blog and Journal.
Themes could be (just...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 05-27-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 53,340
Posted By Fuchs
some more: ...

some more:

http://soldiersystems.net/?s=scorpion

http://www.kamouflage.net/country/00181.php


The chest rigs and other pouches reduce the relevance of the pattern itself to the arms, legs...
Forum: Trigger Puller 05-25-2014
Replies: 977
Views: 147,723
Posted By Fuchs
What exactly is wrong with drum magazines other...

What exactly is wrong with drum magazines other than noise?

There are 75 rnd drum mags for RPK series.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ioQ499lFoE
Forum: Europe 05-24-2014
Replies: 1,934
Views: 106,124
Posted By Fuchs
He has put a secession of the Eastern Ukraine on...

He has put a secession of the Eastern Ukraine on the agenda - a very different situation than six months ago.

What he lost is the prospect of a Moscow-friendly government in Kiev.
Forum: Europe 05-21-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,272
Posted By Fuchs
The last two months haven't been normal in...

The last two months haven't been normal in Germany regarding extremists and wackos in general. The strange behaviour of far left and far right in the Ukraine case is a sideshow compared to this.
Forum: Trigger Puller 05-21-2014
Replies: 977
Views: 147,723
Posted By Fuchs
The USMC ran the IAR program; it was apparently...

The USMC ran the IAR program; it was apparently an attempt to get a reliable assault rifle under the disguise of a very light machinegun. So far they succeeded to buy at a few, but at least they now...
Forum: Trigger Puller 05-20-2014
Replies: 977
Views: 147,723
Posted By Fuchs
Compost, the U.S.Army runs small arms development...

Compost, the U.S.Army runs small arms development programs.
It's not in the business of actually buying any small arms developed in these programs.


This is the same as with combat and recce...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 05-17-2014
Replies: 116
Views: 3,892
Posted By Fuchs
Not quite. They only provide the hope for...

Not quite. They only provide the hope for prosperity to most members - and many gangs are even unable to do this.

Gangs also emulate the kind of hunter-gatherer clans that we used to be and that...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 05-16-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 6,965
Posted By Fuchs
You seriously used the expression "bona fide" in...

You seriously used the expression "bona fide" in the context of Tony Blair?
The man is a proved liar and warmonger.
Forum: Europe 05-15-2014
Replies: 1,934
Views: 106,124
Posted By Fuchs
The publication of intercepted phone calls...

The publication of intercepted phone calls appears to have become a very fashionable political tool. Cablegate may have lasting influence this way...
Forum: Europe 05-14-2014
Replies: 1,934
Views: 106,124
Posted By Fuchs
Dynamic IP addresses are standard in Germany and...

Dynamic IP addresses are standard in Germany and some other countries. Almost everyone here has a dynamic IP address unless one wants to run a private server.

I am also allowed to use a proxy...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 05-14-2014
Replies: 116
Views: 3,892
Posted By Fuchs
It's much more. Clausewitzians submit to the...

It's much more.

Clausewitzians submit to the view that warfare is a continuation of policy and meant to reduce the opposition's ability to resist enough to force an advantageous result of the...
Forum: Europe 05-14-2014
Replies: 1,934
Views: 106,124
Posted By Fuchs
Outlaw and others, don't underestimate the...

Outlaw and others,
don't underestimate the power of ideology and narrative.

I've seen how quite normal Russia-friendly people turned 150% pro-Kremlin during the Ukraine crisis. This happens when...
Forum: Europe 05-13-2014
Replies: 1,934
Views: 106,124
Posted By Fuchs
CNN also also needed years to recognise the...

CNN also also needed years to recognise the independence of South Sudan.
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 05-12-2014
Replies: 116
Views: 3,892
Posted By Fuchs
Which "FID...

Which "FID (http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/fid)" and why don't you simply call it "occupation"?
Forum: Europe 05-12-2014
Replies: 1,934
Views: 106,124
Posted By Fuchs
FYI ...

FYI

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/world/images/w-RUSIv4.jpg

(I suppose the size is OK, considering the nature of the graphic.)

25th ABN was disbanded for unreliability...
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