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    Default Volume 8 of SWJ Magazine is up

    Here.

    Many thanks to our contributors.

    As editors, we no doubt have many shortcomings, many based primarily on the "time" dimension, directly proportional to the "staff" dimension. So if you see some heinous errors, please post them in this thread for a potential updated online version.

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    A pointed jab at my avatar....how wonderful.
    Example is better than precept.

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    Default Another Great Volume...Thanks !

    I especially enjoyed the IED and Rwanda articles. Well done folks !

    RTK, I liked the camel better !

    Now, if we could get a shot of Slapout (on a camel) while fighting in the 'new militia' that would be priceless

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    Has anybody seen marct? ouch? I can't wait to see the response to the response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by selil View Post
    Has anybody seen marct? ouch? I can't wait to see the response to the response.
    I'm still in the process of formulating it. On the whole, I have a lot of respect for David's work - just not for his "politics". I'll probably have a response sometime tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTK View Post
    A pointed jab at my avatar....how wonderful.
    I missed it, I guess. Please 'splain...

    I'm still in the process of formulating it. On the whole, I have a lot of respect for David's work - just not for his "politics". I'll probably have a response sometime tomorrow.
    And I am sure you are being kind considerate and gentle in your preparations..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Odom View Post
    And I am sure you are being kind considerate and gentle in your preparations..
    Well, after initial thoughts of Wicker Men left my mind.... .

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTK View Post
    A pointed jab at my avatar....how wonderful.
    Doh!

    someone hit me in the head, please

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    Stan, I don't have a camel!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slapout9 View Post
    Stan, I don't have a camel!!
    Hi Slapout !

    Not to worry, when Marc and Tom get done with Dave, you will have a camel and RTK will train you on using 'light-skinned vehicles' in low intensity conflicts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    Hi Slapout !

    Not to worry, when Marc and Tom get done with Dave, you will have a camel and RTK will train you on using 'light-skinned vehicles' in low intensity conflicts
    Just make sure they don't stick you with the ugly one, being a rookie.

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    The ugly one???? how in the world do you tell the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slapout9 View Post
    The ugly one???? how in the world do you tell the difference?
    It's usually the one with the runs....

    Under the Camel -10 manual it comes out as an "exhaust issue."
    Example is better than precept.

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    Default Slapout, whatever you do...

    Keep the greasy side down

    Quote Originally Posted by RTK View Post
    It's usually the one with the runs....

    Under the Camel -10 manual it comes out as an "exhaust issue."

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    Default COIN in 4 pages or less.

    On a more serious note Major Rohr's article "Progressive Reconstruction" is COIN in 4 pages or less. Take the Flippin ground away from them and there want be any road side bombs or head chopping or gun fighting or 4GW Psycho stuff. Until we understand this and resource it correctly from the start we will keep getting the same results.

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    Default commentary & critique

    Slapout has a good point here, In that I think the authors and contibutors to the SWJ are looking for a constructive critique of their writing. There is a lot of knowledge, many professors etc on this site, let us all know what you think about the articles. The writing as well as the content and the relivance of the topics. Obviously they were chosen for a reason. And sparking conversation about Small Wars TTP is one of them. So let's read-review and critique. I don't know if a seperate thread would be needed for this commentary but it might be useful.--T

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    There has been discussion of a letters and comments section in SWJ, I believe.
    "On the plains and mountains of the American West, the United States Army had once learned everything there was to learn about hit-and-run tactics and guerrilla warfare."
    T.R. Fehrenbach This Kind of War

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    Default Use this forum

    Spawning threads now. Look for them in this forum. Fire away.

    This isn't hard, guys. But now we have an SOP.

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    Default Guilty as Charged !

    Quote Originally Posted by TROUFION View Post
    Slapout has a good point here, In that I think the authors and contibutors to the SWJ are looking for a constructive critique of their writing. There is a lot of knowledge, many professors etc on this site, let us all know what you think about the articles. The writing as well as the content and the relivance of the topics. Obviously they were chosen for a reason. And sparking conversation about Small Wars TTP is one of them. So let's read-review and critique. I don't know if a seperate thread would be needed for this commentary but it might be useful.--T
    Greetings Footslogger!
    You are indeed correct.

    Although I previously posted that my favorites were on IEDs and Rwanda, RTK’s “Advising Indigenous Forces” equally impressed me.

    Oddly enough, I strike similarities with all three articles.

    Tom and I often spoke about all-too-often underestimating Africans (which resulted in 3 civil wars), and to a greater degree (where we were), the French (who took advantage of every event).

    We better get a handle on who we’re dealing with, he’s doing the very same thing and he has expendable assets that we don’t.

    RTK goes into great detail regarding his role as an advisor and assumptions that US Forces often make abroad. Such assumptions can have serious ramifications. Some cultures simply can’t take being slapped without a way out. To those, it’s not mere revenge, it’s saving face. So, if we know how to advise them, we obviously know how to read them. I think we're paying greater attention, but so are they and the MO has once again changed. Time to observe and take another shot at it.

    Our IED makers are the very same ‘tribes’ if you will. Their operations are not that well thought out and we can learn from them. Their operations and behavior are based on our routines.

    As Slapout said so well, ‘take the road away from them and make them play by our rules’.
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    Default Infantry Magazine Article

    Our IED makers are the very same ‘tribes’ if you will. Their operations are not that well thought out and we can learn from them. Their operations and behavior are based on our routines.

    As Slapout said so well, ‘take the road away from them and make them play by our rules’.
    Stan

    Rob Thornton has a good article in the current issue of Infantry that relates to this subject. With an AKO password, it is at Mosul COIN Fight

    Best

    Tom

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