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Old 06-02-2021, 21:50   #16
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Was not sure where to put this, but I think it goes well in a thread about our military's perceived competence and fighting ability when compared to the world stage:

https://americanmilitarynews.com/202...s-rule-report/



I am so happy to see that our current so-called commander-in-chief along with the current SECDEF are going full speed to make our military the best! Because really, it's the small things that matter the most.
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Old 06-03-2021, 07:23   #17
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I wonder if these fucking idiots realize that the "no non-government flags" rule also keeps trouble makers from flying things like ISIS flags and the dreaded Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia?
...of course, they still haven't noticed that the US army generic beret flash pretty much mirrors the confederate Navy jack, but hey - woke is woke.
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Old 06-03-2021, 18:06   #18
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...of course, they still haven't noticed that the US army generic beret flash pretty much mirrors the confederate Navy jack, but hey - woke is woke.
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Old 06-03-2021, 19:03   #19
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Old 06-04-2021, 21:42   #20
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Well, evidently some little thought got put into this and they have now decided to back track on the flag thing:

https://www.jpost.com/american-polit...lations-670153


But, as there is probably no DoD regulation on what can be posted online, they have gone this route instead:

https://americanmilitarynews.com/202...-are-the-pics/


It's this in your face attitude, I believe, that pisses most ordinary Americans off. In the end, they are accomplishing their goals one little piece at a time like they have always done.
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Old 06-05-2021, 05:27   #21
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I've got the Free Pineland flag in my office. No one knows what it is and - what is weird - no one has ever asked about it. It's like they just leave me alone...., I wonder why?
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Old 06-05-2021, 09:37   #22
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I've got the Free Pineland flag in my office. No one knows what it is and - what is weird - no one has ever asked about it. It's like they just leave me alone...., I wonder why?
Same here, but I thought it was 'cause underneath were the commendations from Iran (in Farsi), and Cambodia along with my shadow box, Beret, and K-bar. A colleague/friend told me that it was a little intimidating and maybe I should tone it down a bit.

I decided against mounting an AR-15.
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Old 06-05-2021, 19:38   #23
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I've got the Free Pineland flag in my office. No one knows what it is and - what is weird - no one has ever asked about it. It's like they just leave me alone...., I wonder why?
I had mine up when I was at SOCOM. Only GBs knew what it was. I had many uniformed and civilians ask me about it.

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Same here, but I thought it was 'cause underneath were the commendations from Iran (in Farsi), and Cambodia along with my shadow box, Beret, and K-bar. A colleague/friend told me that it was a little intimidating and maybe I should tone it down a bit.

I decided against mounting an AR-15.
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I think he's spot on. And probably going to get crushed for saying it. Bluntly - despite the sacrifices/experiences of individual soldiers, the last 16 years haven't prepared us as a military or a nation to fight peer/near peer competitors. Ongoing readiness issues have only exacerbated the issue. DoD is more interested in whether or not units have finished Tier III Transgender Training than whether or not they can perform integrated combat operations against someone who can potentially kick our asses. Maybe the winds will shift with the advent of OBJ-T but I'm not holding my breath.
The Army has become more and more risk adverse over the years imo. Do you think the Sontay Raid would get green lit today? I dont think it would. People are so afraid to get in trouble that could ruin their career that they bred a risk adverse environment. Case is point would be how long conops became around what 201ish. The BC in SOTF south refused to drop on a person that was being watched implanting it's into the ground because or risk adversion built by his desire to get promoted. I will say though, that BC was the first time I ever saw someone wear two body armor vest to leave the wire. I think it stems from Soldiers becoming NCOs before they are posses the skills to become NCOs. So they lag behind in what I like to call soldier maturity and as they keep getting promoted they eventually reach the point where theyvare responsible for training those young officers to become good leaders. But by the time they reach the rank equivalency they are years behind the maturity and wisdom level it takes to train a offficer. It's like babies training babies for all intent and purposes. So the degradation of the NCO corps with automatic promotion to the NCO ranks under the Obama and Bush administration I believe has a direct corellation with how these young officers view risk as it relates to them getting in trouble or losing their career. I also think you can also trace many if the issues the military faces to that specific time period. Kinda like how we have an entire half of givt that had no clue how to govern as evidenced by higher steel prices higher lumber prices and higher gas prices to name a few. I rambled a bit but whatever.
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This was the main reason for one zeros and one-ones in SOG...
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Same here, but I thought it was 'cause underneath were the commendations from Iran (in Farsi), and Cambodia along with my shadow box, Beret, and K-bar. A colleague/friend told me that it was a little intimidating and maybe I should tone it down a bit.

I decided against mounting an AR-15.
Do it! I've got one and I think, aesthetically, the whole thing needs a CAR-15 as a backdrop. Yes. The venerable XM177-E2 would be very balanced.
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