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Forum: Military - Other 03-29-2016
Replies: 254
Views: 162,404
Posted By 120mm
You mean, a "real war" like the Eastern Front in...

You mean, a "real war" like the Eastern Front in WWII?

Yeah. Gotta have a dick to kill Germans with an 11 pound rifle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyudmila_Pavlichenko

Your apocryphal...
Forum: Military - Other 03-29-2016
Replies: 254
Views: 162,404
Posted By 120mm
Then the light infantry can ditch their wheels...

Then the light infantry can ditch their wheels for a short time and fight as infantry. Just like the insurgents do. The problem with "commuting to work" is that we load teams and squads up on trucks...
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-29-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 27,192
Posted By 120mm
A thought piece on how cheaply you could run a...

A thought piece on how cheaply you could run a military that still had the capability to win wars by using professionalism and decentralized design and decision-making.

I think our adversaries...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-21-2015
Replies: 944
Views: 323,513
Posted By 120mm
I think it is constructive to understand the...

I think it is constructive to understand the corporate mind of the Anthropological community to understand why harnessing Anthropology for military missions is a Bad Idea.
...
Forum: Military - Other 11-21-2015
Replies: 254
Views: 162,404
Posted By 120mm
And that's because we value strength and...

And that's because we value strength and stupidity. In fact, we're 0 - whatever since WWII. Which was the last war we allowed women to fight. We don't lose war because we allow women in the military,...
Forum: Trigger Puller 11-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 27,192
Posted By 120mm
I am currently developing a theory as to how to...

I am currently developing a theory as to how to (re)apply this to the military as well.

I'm not sure if I will ever put pen to paper on this topic, but I think another military revolution is at...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 11-19-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 60,392
Posted By 120mm
The role of leadership in UN failures

I've not seen much written on how largely bureaucratic UN "leaders" manage to fail, miserably in their mission, yet continue to persist in their role, or even gain promotion.

As part of a project...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 11-19-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 19,858
Posted By 120mm
You assume Bernie Sanders DOESN'T want gulag...

You assume Bernie Sanders DOESN'T want gulag style camps for the 1%.

He either does, or he is the most convincing liar in a very adept group of liars.
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 11-19-2015
Replies: 223
Views: 160,325
Posted By 120mm
I'm not sure if this will link correctly here,...

I'm not sure if this will link correctly here, but both Abdur Rahman Khan and the Soviets understood geopolitical reality.

Abdur Rahman Khan resettled Pashtuns in key areas where they a) conducted...
Forum: Trigger Puller 11-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 27,192
Posted By 120mm
To paraphrase I, Robot, "Those are the right...

To paraphrase I, Robot, "Those are the right questions."

Culturally, there are many ways to frame "reliability".

In engineering terms, reliability = predictability

If a machine fails, but...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-18-2015
Replies: 944
Views: 323,513
Posted By 120mm
Evens' critique is the best I've read so far,...

Evens' critique is the best I've read so far, despite its brevity. Unfortunately, I recognize the few personalities he fails to with pain.
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-18-2015
Replies: 944
Views: 323,513
Posted By 120mm
Well, THAT should be objective. Next up; History...

Well, THAT should be objective. Next up; History of the Third Reich by Joseph Goebbels.
Forum: Military - Other 11-17-2015
Replies: 254
Views: 162,404
Posted By 120mm
After a substantial hiatus from SWC, during which...

After a substantial hiatus from SWC, during which time I spent over 3 years in Afghanistan and 6 additional months in Iraq, living and working mainly outside the wire, and always with females, I am...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 11-17-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 148,731
Posted By 120mm
"Indeed, one of the pitfalls of Macgregor’s Army...

"Indeed, one of the pitfalls of Macgregor’s Army career was that he slapped a few too many gorillas along the way. He has long been known for his ability to alienate senior officers, not least...
Forum: Trigger Puller 11-17-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 27,192
Posted By 120mm
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_118/677135_High_rou...

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_118/677135_High_round_count_AR_M4_s__over_100_000_rounds__and_how_they_have_handled_on_our_range.html

The real issue is that most of the M4 failures are based on...
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-07-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,007
Posted By 120mm
Again, bull####. You build a ridiculous straw...

Again, bull####. You build a ridiculous straw man to support the insupportable. What you propose is a form of rule where people only behave because they are directed to do so by a government...
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-07-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,007
Posted By 120mm
You make a valid point. The American Civil War...

You make a valid point. The American Civil War put the lie to the 10th. The thing is, the snowball really picked up steam in the way the post WWII America pushed equal rights and liberalism. Don't...
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-07-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,007
Posted By 120mm
I diametrically disagree. We have an...

I diametrically disagree. We have an over-centralized, out of control, federal government which is rapidly sucking up more than its share of tax without accountability. While local governance dies...
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-07-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,007
Posted By 120mm
And the good citizens of the Soviet Union had far...

And the good citizens of the Soviet Union had far more rights than those of the US, back when they were around. Most of the new "rights" are embodied in "restrictions" of course.

What you're...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 05-10-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 20,883
Posted By 120mm
Besides this being a comment only revealing your...

Besides this being a comment only revealing your inner ####bag, The US FEDERALIST system would have done quite well in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the DoS scum we sent there to "help" the Afghans...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 05-10-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 12,076
Posted By 120mm
Myth 11 (a) Pashtuns are the majority in...

Myth 11
(a) Pashtuns are the majority in Afghanistan
(b) The CSO statistical figure of 42% Pashtun is based in anything besides politico-ethnically motivated lies.
(c) Afghanistan is a "tribal"...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 04-05-2012
Replies: 237
Views: 78,371
Posted By 120mm
Or what if we, the US, crammed a completely...

Or what if we, the US, crammed a completely unworkable and illegitimate over-centralized government down the throats of Afghanistan as a whole?

The kind of government that rewards bad behavior...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 04-05-2012
Replies: 237
Views: 78,371
Posted By 120mm
And that worked SO WELL for the Soviets when they...

And that worked SO WELL for the Soviets when they tried it.

Equating poppy-cultivation to insurgency in Afghanistan is only one of the major mistakes we've made in that country.

But if you...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 04-05-2012
Replies: 944
Views: 323,513
Posted By 120mm
Back to the agriculture issue: 1. Those...

Back to the agriculture issue:

1. Those anthropologists/social scientists who do not understand agriculture tend to be idiots who are not worth their weight as landfill. By "tend", I mean "they...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 03-31-2012
Replies: 944
Views: 323,513
Posted By 120mm
You'd find out HTS members are drooling idiots. ...

You'd find out HTS members are drooling idiots. But that's ok; they fit in with the rest of the US contingent, there.
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