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    Why I stopped using the SWC

    I saw this in the SWJ twitter feed, and stopped into read the comments. The description of the SWC perfectly captures my experience. When I first discovered the SWJ as I launched my own blog, I...
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    One of the more popular posts...

    One of the more popular posts on the Small War Council asks, "What can we do to keep the SWJ relevant?" Maybe the answer for the SWJ council is, "Quit insulting each other."

    I stopped posting on...
  3. One of the more popular posts...

    One of the more popular posts on the Small War Council asks, "What can we do to keep the SWJ relevant?" Maybe the answer for the SWJ council is, "Quit insulting each other."

    I stopped posting on...
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    @Monk- I didn't have access to CIDNE when I was...

    @Monk- I didn't have access to CIDNE when I was in country, but I think it definitely wouldn't have helped. TIGR or Palantir (if you have them) can do the same thing. We really miss the problem...
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    I wrote an article on this

    I wrote an article on this topic, and attached to it advice on Information Operations and using an interpreter. It was Afghanistan specific. Infantry Magazine published it, but it is easier just to...
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    I know this is an old post but..

    I published an article in Infantry Magazine called "Influencing the Population" and I used the advice from some of the commenters on this debate.

    Thanks all for the help, and you can find the...
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    First of all, a thanks

    I have gone away from using/reading forums, but one of the best parts of discussion boards like this is using them as a sounding board for one's ideas. So thanks again everyone for the comments.
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    War is War is Clausewitz

    Last time I posted a thread on this forum, the response was fantastic. Though I asked a simple, yet innocuous question (who believes war is war) the responses were awesome and got into the issues of...
  9. Thread: War is War

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    War is War

    The phrase "war is war" seems to pop up on this forum in a lot of conversations, and it started getting to me. I didn't exactly know what it means, so I did research to try to debunk that phrase as...
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    Kevin, I wouldn't do Russian because the Army...

    Kevin,

    I wouldn't do Russian because the Army still has tons of Russian linguists from the Cold War days. Chinese on the other hand is still vastly underrepresented compared to Arabic and the...
  11. ACOGs rock, in moderation

    An ACOG is like a machine gun, if everyone in the platoon had one it would be way too much of the same thing. As an ISR asset at the platoon level, it rocks. My gunners in trucks had them and binos,...
  12. My prediction is that the next war could be...

    My prediction is that the next war could be messy. Saying where or when is nigh impossible (who really would have said Afghanistan and Iraq before 9/11?), but describing what it could look like is. ...
  13. Ken we aren't in a real war now? Soldiers and...

    Ken we aren't in a real war now? Soldiers and civilians are fighting and dying in Iraq and Afghanistan in real combat everyday.
  14. Charles I totally agree that military NCOs and...

    Charles I totally agree that military NCOs and Officers need to engage more. When they do, my battalion did pretty well, the results are generally positive.
  15. Thread: Currahee

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    I had the honor to train with LT Brennan in...

    I had the honor to train with LT Brennan in Infantry Officer Basic Course. He was a PT stud then and I am not surprised at all he has been able to bounce back. He has incredible resolve and leads...
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    But we can use the words, Ricks and History to...

    But we can use the words, Ricks and History to describe his two books certainly? I mean, maybe his analogy in one daily beast article was poor, but that doesn't discount the entirety of his work does...
  17. at schmedlap

    I read that whole thread. Obviously, I agree with you and Brandon Friedman about the awfulness of US Army supply and the inadequacy of interpreters. I thought it is controversial to bring up sexual...
  18. Uniformity in dress leads to uniformity in...

    Uniformity in dress leads to uniformity in thought. For regular, conventional units, this is a trait line units strive to achieve. In a high intensity fight, it might be a good skill.
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    Serious study and thought

    It seems to me, and this is just my generalized thoughts on interactions with fellow officers, that the people who study war the most and take theory and strategy the most seriously are the most...
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    The link I posted has a whole host of good metrics, the best being reconciliation programs in what number of districts. This is correlated with strong district government which is the key to winning,...
  21. I found a link on Foreign Policy...

    I found a link on Foreign Policy that pretty much answered most of my assertions and questions. The Obama administration has set clear metrics for Afghanistan and Pakistan. In the documents words,
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    I believe you put another post about heresy...

    I believe you put another post about heresy regarding PT at all hours of hte day. Not worrying about uniforms and haircuts, that is heresy! (A heresy and commonsense I wish we could all have.)
  23. In my defense

    Can anyone speak to the accuracy of this? That is certainly an often cited criticism, but is it accurate? I would be very surprised if we were doing something so stupid and simplistic.

    All I know,...
  24. Point A- Either you mean 1. for me to tell you...

    Point A- Either you mean 1. for me to tell you what metrics we currently measure or 2. tell you where Afghanistan stands with regards to my metrics in point B. Basically, for part 1, I don't think...
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    All I can say is I apologize for making you feel...

    All I can say is I apologize for making you feel old. :(
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