I am mindful that this thread has started to "loiter and engage" on the concept of Fire Force and whether it is applicable today. So I have started a new thread in the OEF - Afghan chapter, called 'Moving the Fire Force concept to Afghanistan' and will remove the latest relevant post here to there.

Apologies if the debate appears to have hit a "brick wall". A Moderators Note will be added. Patience too as some domestic distractions.