Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hiding from the Dreaded Burrito Gang
'New generation' of tech-savvy Taliban fighters
A scrimmage in a Border Station
A canter down some dark defile
Two thousand pounds of education
Drops to a ten-rupee jezail
Join Date: May 2008
See, that's what I have warned about for years.
This small war turns average people into stupid people.
Nowadays, looking at a map, loading a truck with explosives and executing a two-stage platoon attack appears to qualify.
I have observed similar stupidity even in regard to air forces (I wasn't able to express my disgust and concern accurately, though).
It appears as if standards and expectations concerning opfor are in free fall.
*: I have occasionally been playing some online games for recreation during the last years, and I can assure you that ad hoc, self-organised gamer teams with guys in the 16-38 year range are capable of tactical planning that's better by an order of magnitude than mentioned in the report - with multiple tactics for multiple maps and dismissing many quite advanced and well-articulated plans in the process.
They even use dedicated tactical briefing software and voip teleconference software for it, fusing gamers from three continents into a team.
Such gamers should be considered the lower end in tactical skills, not anything like "real skills and technical knowledge", of course.
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