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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    Too bad. Hope some of that gets into the public domain at some point. 🍻
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    Which of the various documents are you referring to? The latest one I have seen is Ed 4 of Advancing with Purpose dated Dec 2020. Is there anything newer? 🍻
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    British Military Current Events

    I know I'm just repeating myself when I say: If you don't have credible, trained and equipped forces-in-being, whether full-time or reserve, and a method and a plan to put them into service, then you do not offer any deterrence. At that point your opponent has all the initiative and the...
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    British Military Current Events

    Once again confirming that "artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl" :giggle:
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    British Military Current Events

    And then there's this one: See full article here. Once again it's just marvelous to see that there are other people out there who agree with me. :giggle: 🍻
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    British Military Current Events

    I absolutely love this article. It fits Canada to a Tee. See rest of article here. And just for D&B there's this part: 🍻
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    Brigade Commander at Ft Hood Under Investigation

    That was our setup. The crews came back to the base camp every night to sleep where we had field kitchens turning out breakfast and a fairly late and long supper hour. The lunches were put together by a night shift that had them ready for distribution at breakfast. 🍻
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    Infantry Tactics

    I remember reading that last year and I recall being unimpressed with his logic. The idea that each battalion have a universal structure is a laudable goal but to a large part ignores the fact that these battalions are different primarily because of the vehicles that they have (or don't have)...
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    Infantry Tactics

    No we can't. Maybe an infantry battalion who only needs to learn how to do their basic job from a different vehicle. But what if they have no clue as to doing combined arms fire and manoeuvre at the battle group level? What about the air defence organization which only has about twenty or...
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    Infantry Tactics

    So do the Americans from time to time and Canada certainly revels in its ability to be "agile". My point is that you can't reroll unless the equipment is there and there is sufficient time to adjust. A heavy force, a medium force and a light force each has different equipment and tactics. Some...
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    Barbarossa - Horse Drawn Blitzkrieg

    Absolutely. My comment was only so far as the original objective and plan which was clear and broadly stated so as to leave subordinate commands plenty of room to put flesh on the bones. That said, it clearly didn't survive long after crossing the start line. There were clearly changes in the...
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    Infantry Tactics

    To me that means equip and train for the heavy fight peer fight with all the enablers that requires. You can't take a light bn and make it heavy armour overnight. Takes me back to my hobby horse. You need a small light to medium trained and equipped full time force to meet the day to day...
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    Infantry Tactics

    The SBCT graphic is an interesting one for several reasons: 1 The move to a CEMA cell and adding EW is self explanatory and a good move; 2. moving Anti-armour from the Engr Bn to the cavalry squadron is also interesting. It originally was in the Engr bn as an administrative issue while being...
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    Barbarossa - Horse Drawn Blitzkrieg

    Flank security was established by way of the Finns in the north and Romanians in the south both under the Fuehrer directive and the actual op plan. 🍻
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