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    There is still hope...

    The Comprehensive Lessons Learned White Paper of TF 120 (ARCIC) mentions the need to add a third maneuver battalion to the modular brigade combat team (BCT) design. :D
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    I echo Tom's post...

    ...that the site has been around for over ten years. Fortunately my hard copy photo survived (72-10) and has a place of distinction on the home wall.
    Best,
    Kreker
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    Krepinevich's--"An Army at the Crossroads"

    The report's link: http://www.csbaonline.org/4Publications/PubLibrary/R.20081117.An_Army_At_The_Cro/R.20081117.An_Army_At_The_Cro.pdf

    Best,
    Kreker
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    McGregor Briefing to Danzig????

    Supposedly COL Doug McGregor, USA, Ret, briefed Richard Danzig (possible SecDef)the following presentation found at...
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    and thanks for your additional comments.

    Ken,
    I also appreciate your forthright candor. ;)

    Best,
  6. As usual sage reflections from Ken...

    Ken,
    I don't disagree with anything you stated. My intent was to generate thought on some important and compelling issues confronting the Afghans that were not addressed by McCaffrey. Instead of...
  7. As usual GEN McCaffrey (USA, ret) provides a...

    As usual GEN McCaffrey (USA, ret) provides a thorough compliation and interpretation of his interaction and views of the situation in Afghanistan, and he is well received by a wide audience. I...
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    General Dynamics has developed the "Rifleman's...

    General Dynamics has developed the "Rifleman's Radio" to support the Ground Soldier Ensemble. This ensemble is the updated version of Land Warrior that will be fielded with FCS Spin Out 1 in 2011 to...
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    Indeed...

    ...as he is enroute to be the Director, Concept Development & Experimentation, ARCIC, and his perchant for 'net-centric warfare'.

    See his CSL paper: ...
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    Has anyone read....

    "Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam" by Mark Bowden, author of "Blackhawk Down." Am lokking for some feedback :)
    Best
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    That's great, but

    did any thing come of it or did the study get placed on a shelf in CALL or some other office? :(

    Kreker
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    Hi Eden, Your post has some valuable points....

    Hi Eden,

    Your post has some valuable points. I've been working Army training for the past 13 years and have met some great trainers/educators during that time. Twelve years ago, I had a long...
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    Hi 1/LT TAILLAT, The official release date is...

    Hi 1/LT TAILLAT,
    The official release date is set for 28 Feb. The Army Home Page on that day will probably have a link to the new FM 3-0. Hope that helps.
    Best,
    Kreker
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    Hi Old Eagle, To add to your dialogue, I also...

    Hi Old Eagle,
    To add to your dialogue, I also feel sucess at the Bn S3/XO level is paramount, since that assignment, in all probability, is at the most 2-3 years removed from the Bn Cmd selection...
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    Just received a copy of FM 3-0 (Final Approved...

    Just received a copy of FM 3-0 (Final Approved Draft.) So guess folks were right about the unveiling at AUSA Winter Symposium, 27-29 Feb 08.
    Best,
    Kreker
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    Cavguy, Please don't call me sir...that day is...

    Cavguy,
    Please don't call me sir...that day is long past. Hace bee on vacation and travel, thus the hiatius. To answer you question the FCS MGVs will be using banded track.
    Cheers
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    Good encapsulation...

    Hi Cavguy,
    Very succinct.
    Let's not forget that there was a platform demonstration conducted for all off-the-shelf vehicles, be they wheel or track, at Ft Knox, as part of the Interim Brigade...
  18. Thread: Finished!!!

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    Congratulations Steve

    Looks like a great read...can't wait! Enjoy the limelight...it's well deserved!

    Best
  19. This just in

    Newsmax, Thursday, December 13, 2007: Kissinger: NIE Report Misread


    This tosses a monkey wrench into the fray!
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    Some great posts

    In discussing adaptive leaders these two articles by Vandergriff are worth the read and future discussion. Basically it boils down to having the right instructors/teachers/mentors who can impart...
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    Ditto on eBay

    I'm reading Cobra II purchased for less than $5 including shipping.
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    Believe it or not I was just attending an AUSA...

    Believe it or not I was just attending an AUSA sponsored Shaping the Force symposium in El Paso, where Army modernization was the main thrust, shapped around FCS. I would invite those council members...
  23. Hi Slap, I've read Transformation Under Fire and...

    Hi Slap,
    I've read Transformation Under Fire and it's worth the read. It expands on his first book Breaking the Phalanx. Last time I checked the book was on the CSA Reading List. Many of his...
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    Hi Cavguy, John was signing copies of the 2007...

    Hi Cavguy,
    John was signing copies of the 2007 Forests of Steel, Modern City Combat From the War in Vietnam to the Battle for Iraq. That book is a collection of articles written by current Soldiers...
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    Essays on COIN in Iraq and Afghanistan at the Tactical Level of War

    SWJ members,
    While attending the AUSA Convention I ran into an old friend, John Antal. He represents EFW (publishes articles pertaining to the Warfighter). For 2008 EFW is looking to publish...
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