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Forum: Africa 12-01-2010
Replies: 388
Views: 143,410
Posted By Tom Odom
That would be the 5 seconds necessary to smash...

That would be the 5 seconds necessary to smash the hard drive with an axe.

Out of many Stan and I suffered through, my favorite chief of mission pronouncement was on July 16th 1994 regarding the...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 65,062
Posted By Tom Odom
That is just so...wrong In too many ways

That is just so...wrong

In too many ways
Forum: Americas 11-18-2010
Replies: 537
Views: 210,562
Posted By Tom Odom
America's Third War: Texas Strikes Back

Backed up by

the Student Senate at Texas A&M (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/11/16/university-senate-support-state-rep-controversial/)
and the Hulk and Steven Segal ...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 118,552
Posted By Tom Odom
That would be Norflok Not Norfolk :D

That would be Norflok

Not Norfolk :D
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-16-2010
Replies: 932
Views: 281,993
Posted By Tom Odom
You can download the Kindle version...

You can download the Kindle version (http://www.amazon.com/On-War-Volume-1-ebook/dp/B000JQU6S6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1289926992&sr=1-1-spell) for free.

That way...
Forum: Trigger Puller 11-16-2010
Replies: 354
Views: 196,229
Posted By Tom Odom
Agreed MRAPS were made to make me appreciate...

Agreed

MRAPS were made to make me appreciate Blackhawks.

Tom
Forum: The Whole News 11-10-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 10,445
Posted By Tom Odom
Is this the missile equivalent of stand-up...

Is this the missile equivalent of stand-up comedy?

Who launches satellites on an impromptu basis?

Serge, the Rodeo Drive Designer Rocketman?

"oooh you look like a big payload guy with lots...
Forum: Trigger Puller 11-10-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 11,720
Posted By Tom Odom
Agreed, Phil. Balance in all things remains...

Agreed, Phil. Balance in all things remains fundamental. I would also add that in a Xenophobic society, flooding the zone with too many outposts, further adds to the distrust, and boosts the bad...
Forum: The Whole News 11-09-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 5,744
Posted By Tom Odom
That would make him the Doug MacArthur of...

That would make him the Doug MacArthur of journalism...:D
Forum: Africa 11-08-2010
Replies: 119
Views: 51,853
Posted By Tom Odom
I saw some of that reporting and yes it is of...

I saw some of that reporting and yes it is of concern. However, I also found the sourcing to be repetitive and overlapping from reporting from my time on the ground, reporting that while disproved...
Forum: The Whole News 11-04-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 13,207
Posted By Tom Odom
Don't shoot at the albatross, Marine!

Don't shoot at the albatross, Marine!
Forum: Adversary / Threat 10-21-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 35,753
Posted By Tom Odom
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 10-21-2010
Replies: 944
Views: 328,248
Posted By Tom Odom
Human Terrain Systemic Failures

As a former FAO I am a believer in cultural intelligence and as an anthro minor, history major, I would have to class myself with the social science crowd.

I was and still am a believer in the...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 10-20-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 35,753
Posted By Tom Odom
Oklahoma Will be OK

And here I was worried the family farm might be at risk...
Forum: Military - Other 10-20-2010
Replies: 254
Views: 165,204
Posted By Tom Odom
That story is on the CSI Press web page as part...

That story is on the CSI Press web page as part of In Contact (http://carl.army.mil/download/csipubs/robertson_contact.pdf). the Chapter is Palm Sunday Ambush 20 March 2005.
Forum: Military - Other 10-15-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 22,296
Posted By Tom Odom
True indeed. MDMP is a patch to fix that through...

True indeed. MDMP is a patch to fix that through process; it fails in that it gets abbreviated to meet time constraints. Meanwhile the personnel system has institutionalized the duality of...
Forum: Military - Other 10-14-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 22,296
Posted By Tom Odom
filthy beast...

filthy beast...
Forum: Miscellaneous Goings On 10-13-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 15,174
Posted By Tom Odom
Actually you can't be Stan without the following...

Actually you can't be Stan without the following four as in excellent, conniving, sneaky, NCO..

He is a package deal :wry:
Forum: Miscellaneous Goings On 10-12-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 15,174
Posted By Tom Odom
Now that's redundant...

Now that's redundant...
Forum: Training & Education 10-12-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 9,817
Posted By Tom Odom
Bounce

We lost one to a Mae West--reserve entanglement; hit the ground like a watermelon.

This was the same jump that as we started take off roll, a civilian Cessna did a surprise downwind landing...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 10-10-2010
Replies: 148
Views: 31,866
Posted By Tom Odom
Slap One can have the exact same discussion...

Slap

One can have the exact same discussion on terroism and terrorists with the same results.

Best
Tom
Forum: Training & Education 10-08-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 38,875
Posted By Tom Odom
Seriously

i addressed PPT as too many see writing bullets as writing. Seriously I have had Soldiers (NCO and Officer) tell me that PPT was their chosen medium. Others have pushed similar themes. One...
Forum: Training & Education 10-08-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 38,875
Posted By Tom Odom
Concur. After my own service and 10 years of...

Concur. After my own service and 10 years of mentoring writing at JRTC, I see the effects of PPT and even CPOF as crippling when it comes to effective comms. A word bullet is an incomplete thought,...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 10-06-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 60,809
Posted By Tom Odom
promote people one grade above their level of...

promote people one grade above their level of competence
Forum: Catch-All, Military Art & Science 10-06-2010
Replies: 64
Views: 46,909
Posted By Tom Odom
Some citations for further research:

Some citations for further research:
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