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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from quakerparrot67 in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Or UKRAINIAN floating objects!
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from A Canadian Cat in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Or UKRAINIAN floating objects!
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from quakerparrot67 in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    The disappearances have usually been accompanied by bright lights and loud noises. Could this be UFOs?
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from paxromana in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Well, to be fair, there is a specific reason that NO NATO country will sell (or give) their latest and greatest weapon systems to Ukraine. Please reference the pictures of the knocked out Abrams (along with others of Leopards, Bradley’s, et Al). It is a thing called “technological security.” One just doesn’t send their best and highest technology to a situation where the technology can end up being looted!
    Case in point, when I was stationed in Japan as a mechanic on USMC F4-J Phantom II in 1970, the USN wouldn’t allow Us to send any into Vietnam because they were “too new, and would constitute a security risk!” And those would have been used in Direct Support of our own Marines on the ground!
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from chrisl in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    The big question I have is what happened to all the Abrams and 155mm long-range Arty from when the Commandant restructured the USMC. Were they transferred to the Army in case Canada or Mexico attack us, or Russia arracks U.S. across the Bering Straites? Why can’t those weapons be sent to Ukraine?
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from paxromana in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    The big question I have is what happened to all the Abrams and 155mm long-range Arty from when the Commandant restructured the USMC. Were they transferred to the Army in case Canada or Mexico attack us, or Russia arracks U.S. across the Bering Straites? Why can’t those weapons be sent to Ukraine?
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from dan/california in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    The big question I have is what happened to all the Abrams and 155mm long-range Arty from when the Commandant restructured the USMC. Were they transferred to the Army in case Canada or Mexico attack us, or Russia arracks U.S. across the Bering Straites? Why can’t those weapons be sent to Ukraine?
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Raptor341 in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    I have seen exceptions. When I lived and worked in Wichita, KS, in the 1970s, a “first-timer” was running for Congress. He promised to send a synopsis of all major bills to his constituents each month to poll how they wanted him to vote on the Bill.  I took a chance and voted for him, even though his party wasn’t the one which I usually agreed. He followed through on his promise by sending the poll to ALL constitutes in his District. Until he was appointed Secretary of Agriculture by President Obama. Even though I didn’t necessarily agree with all his positions, I respected him.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from kimbosbread in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    I have seen exceptions. When I lived and worked in Wichita, KS, in the 1970s, a “first-timer” was running for Congress. He promised to send a synopsis of all major bills to his constituents each month to poll how they wanted him to vote on the Bill.  I took a chance and voted for him, even though his party wasn’t the one which I usually agreed. He followed through on his promise by sending the poll to ALL constitutes in his District. Until he was appointed Secretary of Agriculture by President Obama. Even though I didn’t necessarily agree with all his positions, I respected him.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Haiduk in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    I have to agree with Billdc 100%. For the most part, politians should set the limits, and then get the hell out of the way and let the military minds guide and control the battle. As I see it, most of the issues I saw during the Vietnam Conflict, a strictly political conflict, were caused by the politicians butting in and controlling the military. Before that, the most public incident was during the Korean Conflict and involved MacArthur publicly challenging Truman, and was removed from command because of it.
    The Zalushny sounds almost identical to MacArthur in that he is publicly challenging his Commander in Chief. I expect it will have the same result if he doesn’t back off.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from paxromana in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    I have to agree with Billdc 100%. For the most part, politians should set the limits, and then get the hell out of the way and let the military minds guide and control the battle. As I see it, most of the issues I saw during the Vietnam Conflict, a strictly political conflict, were caused by the politicians butting in and controlling the military. Before that, the most public incident was during the Korean Conflict and involved MacArthur publicly challenging Truman, and was removed from command because of it.
    The Zalushny sounds almost identical to MacArthur in that he is publicly challenging his Commander in Chief. I expect it will have the same result if he doesn’t back off.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from G.I. Joe in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    I have to agree with Billdc 100%. For the most part, politians should set the limits, and then get the hell out of the way and let the military minds guide and control the battle. As I see it, most of the issues I saw during the Vietnam Conflict, a strictly political conflict, were caused by the politicians butting in and controlling the military. Before that, the most public incident was during the Korean Conflict and involved MacArthur publicly challenging Truman, and was removed from command because of it.
    The Zalushny sounds almost identical to MacArthur in that he is publicly challenging his Commander in Chief. I expect it will have the same result if he doesn’t back off.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from sburke in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Not really sure what “early assault failures” you are referring to. The only amphibious assault “failure” that I remember reading about was the initial Japanese amphibious assault on Wake Island shortly after their attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese launched an amphibious assault that was defeated by the U.S. Marine Detachment, who not only defeated the only amphibious assault to fail (in the Pacific), but also sank a Japanese destroyer while they vwere doing it.
    Yes, the Marine and Army amphibious assaults were very costly for the Marines and Soldiers who made them (especially during the Navy’s island hopping campaign), but NONE of them “failed!”
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from kimbosbread in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Not really sure what “early assault failures” you are referring to. The only amphibious assault “failure” that I remember reading about was the initial Japanese amphibious assault on Wake Island shortly after their attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese launched an amphibious assault that was defeated by the U.S. Marine Detachment, who not only defeated the only amphibious assault to fail (in the Pacific), but also sank a Japanese destroyer while they vwere doing it.
    Yes, the Marine and Army amphibious assaults were very costly for the Marines and Soldiers who made them (especially during the Navy’s island hopping campaign), but NONE of them “failed!”
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Splinty in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Not really sure what “early assault failures” you are referring to. The only amphibious assault “failure” that I remember reading about was the initial Japanese amphibious assault on Wake Island shortly after their attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese launched an amphibious assault that was defeated by the U.S. Marine Detachment, who not only defeated the only amphibious assault to fail (in the Pacific), but also sank a Japanese destroyer while they vwere doing it.
    Yes, the Marine and Army amphibious assaults were very costly for the Marines and Soldiers who made them (especially during the Navy’s island hopping campaign), but NONE of them “failed!”
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from sburke in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    LOL, I love the sound of social discourse in the evening! It’s the sound of freedom (just like the sounds of a target range)! It’s amazing what an old grunt in his mid 70s can get started when he reminisces about training fifty years ago. If tactics haven’t changed in that interim, I’d be terrified for our service members!
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Holien in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    There could be another reason. Sun Tsu in “the Art of War” suggests that one should leave the enemy a means of retreat if possible. A cornered enemy with no way to retreat will fight like, well cornered rats! If Ukraine drops the bridge, the Russians in Crimea will fight “like cornered rats,”as they have before. What do you think was the real reason that Eisenhower refused to allow Patton to close the Falaise Gap and prevent the Germans from retreating?
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Fernando in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Believe it or not, this type of Soviet movement wasn’t unknown during WWII. If anyone here has ever played Avalon Hill’s “Squad Leader,” (the Great Grandfather of Combat Mission) sewer movement was a method of moving in Stalingrad missions, so it was most likely an actual thing!
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Monty's Mighty Moustache in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Welll, unless they’ve also put in place a comprehensive method of eliminating said drones if they violate the “drone no fly zone,” it isn’t worth the paper it’s written on, because, criminals being criminals, couldn’t care less if it’s illegal! It only affects law abiding individuals.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Kinophile in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Welll, unless they’ve also put in place a comprehensive method of eliminating said drones if they violate the “drone no fly zone,” it isn’t worth the paper it’s written on, because, criminals being criminals, couldn’t care less if it’s illegal! It only affects law abiding individuals.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Seedorf81 in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    What we call JP4 is pretty much the universal fuel for turbine engines. It’s basically kerosene, or what the British call Paraffin in. It is also used in most turbine powered vehicles such as tanks.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from hcrof in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    What we call JP4 is pretty much the universal fuel for turbine engines. It’s basically kerosene, or what the British call Paraffin in. It is also used in most turbine powered vehicles such as tanks.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from A Canadian Cat in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Nah, just fly them down an intake and destroy the engines while they’re parked if they’re in the open. Shouldn’t be difficult, a running engine can suck a ground crew down an intake when it powers up to taxi, so a small drone shouldn’t have much trouble flying down an intake.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Seedorf81 in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Excellent fire discipline at about1:40 through 1:50. I’m assuming the rifle has a burst or auto function, but he is snapping off single shots. Also, the automatic fire you can hear in the background is three to five round bursts. Good fire discipline saves A LOT of ammo!
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from dan/california in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Excellent fire discipline at about1:40 through 1:50. I’m assuming the rifle has a burst or auto function, but he is snapping off single shots. Also, the automatic fire you can hear in the background is three to five round bursts. Good fire discipline saves A LOT of ammo!
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