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  1. daftandbarmy

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Scary. How long would an allied 'coalition of the willing', let's say a NATO division of some kind, be able to sustain casualties like that I wonder. What if the Canadian contribution 'only' suffered about 4-500 dead and wounded in 6 weeks... how would we react? It gives us a good starting...
  2. daftandbarmy

    US Navy Woes

    Get 'em while they're young! See Colin for more solutions in this vein ;) The Navy League of Canada is a civilian non-profit organization working in partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces to support the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet program. Volunteer-led, the Navy League independently operates...
  3. daftandbarmy

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    And that's for a fairly short 'Six Week War', as some have called it, with a relatively limited scope between a couple of nations we would regard as 'second world countries'. What would a mere 'few months' of a war like that, with a slightly broader scope between first world peers, look like...
  4. daftandbarmy

    Liberal Minority Government 2019 - ????

    Like selecting a 'Vanilla Leader'? Yeah, that would be one thing...
  5. daftandbarmy

    'It's not what it looks like' — Ottawa man caught with pants down in pony stall

    I suppose that, in his defence, he was a vet...
  6. daftandbarmy

    Canada's History of poor MNDs

    Which is probably the point, really. All we need now is a realistic mobilization plan to justify it. Hey, maybe we can start by numbering our Infantry battalions from 1 to 200+? :)
  7. daftandbarmy

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    The reality is that you can't gain or hold ground without Infantry. That was as true in ancient Sumeria as it is in the 21st Century. The difference now is that there are a gazillion weapon systems designed to destroy Infantry, and they are more accurate and lethal than ever before. We will...
  8. daftandbarmy

    Will 2021 see a new pistol buy?

    I'm triggered!
  9. daftandbarmy

    Canada's History of poor MNDs

    And Eisenhower famously warned everyone about that evolution: Ike's Warning Of Military Expansion, 50 Years Later On Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial...
  10. daftandbarmy

    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    I'm pretty sure Alexander the Great could have written something similar.
  11. daftandbarmy

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Many years ago I had the opportunity to attend a series of lectures - in the UK - that looked at the battles of the future and tried to draw some conclusions based on the relatively limited war type conflicts of the 70s and 80s, with the addition of more modern weapon systems etc. The...
  12. daftandbarmy

    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    It would seem that the 'arithmetic' was always on their side: Arithmetic on the Frontier A GREAT and glorious thing it is To learn, for seven years or so, The Lord knows what of that and this, Ere reckoned fit to face the foe - The flying bullet down the Pass, That whistles clear: "All...
  13. daftandbarmy

    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    It ain't over till it's over.... As the Taliban advances, Afghan military overhauls its war strategy Reeling from a surge in battlefield losses, Afghanistan's military is overhauling its war strategy against the Taliban to concentrate forces around the most critical areas like Kabul and other...
  14. daftandbarmy

    British Military Current Events

    I assume they've still got thousands of these things they can pull out of the knacker's yard and upgrade:... if the tail between their legs doesn't get in the way of course :) The Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) —or CVR(T)—is a family of armoured fighting vehicles (AFV)s in service with...
  15. daftandbarmy

    Research: Why Rejected Internal Candidates End Up Quitting

    I just shared this article with a client and he replied almost immediately saying: 'Thanks. Perfect timing. I've got two internal candidates for a job we've posted!' :)
  16. daftandbarmy

    Heat dome moves toward Alberta after shattering temperature records in B.C., N.W.T.

    Good info, thanks! Sadly the Air Guard had a fatal crash while fighting fires in 2012: Air Force report says microburst caused crash of MAFFS air tanker
  17. daftandbarmy

    Liberal Minority Government 2019 - ????

    Because Canadian politicians continue to rely heavily on 'church centred stakeholders', it seems. Top of Page 15: Interesting article here FYI: https://www.ubcpress.ca/asset/20215/1/9780774835589_Excerpt.pdf