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    Washington D.C. becomes Sadr City.

    http://www.examiner.com/a-1423820%7ELanier_plans_to_seal_off_rough__hoods_in_latest_effort_to_stop_wave_of_violence.html

    This sort of thing works, to an extent, in COIN. In America? Not a chance....
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    In the spirit...

    Take a look at this article, written by COL Hackworth. It's about how he re-organized one of his battalions to fight the VC in Vietnam. Fascinating look at adapting to circumstances on the ground in...
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    The "Francis Fukuyama of Al Qaeda"

    5 July 07, Newsweek -The Doctor's Orders


    Discussed a bit previously on this forum here.
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    The English will overcome this just fine. They...

    The English will overcome this just fine. They handled many years of IRA terrorism, shootings, and bombs. The real question is will we be smart enough to learn from them?

    Tomorrow Ill be calling...
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    Thats a good way of looking at it. I think it's...

    Thats a good way of looking at it. I think it's less our economy that's a strong point though, and more our capitalistic tradition. America is nothing if not ruthlessly capitalistic, sometimes...
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    The flick.

    The movie is Falling Down.

    That is all.
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    Here is a link to the original thread, which was...

    Here is a link to the original thread, which was brilliantly suggested by the illustrious CPT Holzbach. Note the skillful use of the word "efficacy" in the title...

    Efficacy of punitive strikes?
  8. Eligibility for Asymmetric Warfare Group?

    http://www.awg.army.mil/ (AKO access required to get past initial hooah video stuff)

    I sent an email to their recruiting person asking if Im eligible even though Im in the IRR and not on Active...
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    LOVE this weapon.

    From what Ive seen and read the thing certainly is superior to the M-4. They had it on that show "FutureWeapons" on the discovery channel a couple nights ago. Very cool. Id give anything to get one....
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    I agree completely. Ive been an equally broken...

    I agree completely. Ive been an equally broken record on this forum in support of a CAP-like program, which should include some kind of arming-of-the-people, militia style defense. Im a huge...
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    I agree, I think we're at a point now where the...

    I agree, I think we're at a point now where the only way we can know if the network has become null is if it becomes null. I would say that good old fashion HUMINT is the most important key. Identify...
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    Tribal security force? Sounds like another...

    Tribal security force? Sounds like another militia.
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    Ive heard of this as well. I always liked the way...

    Ive heard of this as well. I always liked the way it uses the enemy's own beliefs against them. Their religious fervor is one of their greatest strengths. Converting an opponent's strength into a...
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    The weight of equipment was a secondary reason, I...

    The weight of equipment was a secondary reason, I believe, why we always cruise around in HMMWVs. Its hard to do long patrols with all that crap on, especially in the summer. Another factor that...
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    Im a fan of an ultra-light rucksack...hooah...

    Im a fan of an ultra-light rucksack...hooah...
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    That could work. It would sacrifice some of the...

    That could work. It would sacrifice some of the specialization, since it would make the designations strictly TO&E based, not soldier based.



    Definitely not at platoon, thats all I know....
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    War books.

    Any of the Warhammer 40,000 books about the Space Marines. These things are not high literature, but they're entetaining. I also loved a book called "Marching Through Georgia" by S.M. Stirling. The...
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    Awesome.

    Great thread. Rob, your post with all the little TTPs and commonsense made me wanna re-activate myself (although the House of Acronyms is really kicking my ass and Ive only been out since August.)
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    Poll: Hell yeah.

    Goddam right. Im skeptical that the military will actually secure the people properly. Id bet anything they'll just increase the number of patrols without having them stay with the poeple. But if...
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    Perhaps we should have done this from the start.

    It's too bad they have to teach each other. If we had been in those neighborhoods, living there, organizing the people, registering weapons, training them to police their own neighborhoods, building...
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    Rep. Rangel's own words.

    22 Nov 06, NY Daily News:



    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ideas_opinions/story/473579p-398444c.html
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    Nice.

    Cool, I like it. I'd recommend putting the brief quotes in a smaller font or in italics, or both. Just to make it look a little sharper. But the quotes from each item is a good idea.
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    Cool.

    Now that would be an interesting experience. I think it would cause problems and a bit of outcry, because the military is supposed to be apolitical. And of course, then you have to decide which...
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    Leadership styles would have to change.

    A draft may or may not be good for the service, but I can tell you (in the Army anyway) a draft would make basic leadership far more challenging for many officers and NCOs. The touchy-feely crap,...
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    True, if they have the facilities. So does...

    True, if they have the facilities.



    So does the USA, Britain, and Spain. And look what happened. Meanwhile, Kuwait and Qatar are right next door. Im sceptical that the greater "secret police"...
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