Friday, April 12, 2024

United States Soldier gets Jumped by the entire brigade for Sleeping with other Soldiers Wives..

Hmmm. I've known of certain wives that were bigger whores than the sluts you'd find outside the gate. HELL I've heard of entire wife swapping clicks going on. I don't know what this is about but sleeping with other soldiers wives? I wonder.

The USMC is pushing the "Stand In Force". The Chinese Marines are all into amphibious assaults...somehow I don't think penny packets of US Marines will deter this activity!

Terrible attempt at intimidation. Split second decision. Life ending consequences.

S-MET vehicles @ the U.S. Army's Project Convergence 2024 exercises


Open Comment Post. 12 Apr 24


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Nordic Response 24. They keep pushing the MEF as a command & control force while at the same time pushing the Stand In Force concept! It makes no sense!


I just don't get it.

The Marine Corps is in the process of stripping it down to a light infantry/missile slinging/sense & make sense force (recon).

They keep pushing the MEF's as command & control for the joint force in some instances, while pushing the enabler for the joint force in others.

They got to play "lead" in this exercise but USMC leadership should not be fooled.

When Berger came aboard he was pushing the "who are we" meme to justify this radical and unwarranted transformation.

Will an advocate for Force Design 2030 tell me what the Marine Corps is now?

It's got less ground combat power than the 82nd and the gap will widen once those airborne bubbas are all motorized and have a tracked mobile gun.

Same is happening with the heliborne force the Army has in the 101st.

Those are light infantry formations.  Add in the 10th Mountain and the US Army will have more formidable ground combat power in their light infantry forces than the USMC does.

Sense and make sense?  The USAF, USN, and Space Force are all over that with much more modern systems than the USMC will have even at the end of this radical change.

You don't need to put guys on the ground to scout out targets and the Predator is dead meat on a stick against even second rate powerhouses and we're setting up a squadron or two of that ancient beast?  Talk about too little too late.

Marine Air is being severed from support of the ground force so that golden nugget is quickly fading away.

Missiles?  The US Army pacific formation will outgun the MLR by magnitudes.  Even if they get to the islands modern systems will hunt down every possible hiding spot.

So that leaves Force Design 2030 being what I always said it was.

Its a trip wire force.

Its designed so that if China hits Taiwan, the American people will see (hopefully to Marine Corps planners), small groups of Marines dying a horrible death on TV and the hope continues that folks back home are so enraged that the American people demand blood in return.

So who are the Marines with Force Design 2030?

An organization that is going to die because budget cutters will quickly figure out that the Marine Corps no longer provides ANY value.

We're buying exquisite weapon systems now.  Infrastructure hasn't been maintained so its all in shit shape.  The Navy shipbuilding is fucked so the amphibs to transport the force are crazy high.

The transformationalist fucked up.

I believe they realize they fucked up but can't find the courage to admit it.  Their teeth are dug in, their pride is wounded and they can't find a way to back off their bastardized plan that set the Marine Corps back at least a decade.

If the Marine Corps was actually living up to its hype then we would see a whole slew of Colonels, Majors and especially Generals at the very least forced into retirement.

Understand that they just didn't damage the Marines, they damaged our national security.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Naval Aviation & the USAF are our only hope in the Pacific....Navy shipbuilding is OFFICIALLY screwed beyond recognition

Force Design 2030 isn't gonna cut it. Mutli-Domain Brigades or whatever the Army is calling their thing won't either. You can't win sea battles from the shore and you can't hide on islands in this day in age with missiles bigger than houses.

That means its up to Naval Aviation and the USAF.

B-21s?  We definitely need to get those numbers up.  Tactical fighters need to get put back in a box when it comes to naval strike (looking at both services) and a modern A-6E along with a conventional but big payload Air Force bomber need to come online (could the B-1s get modernized to perform the naval strike role?).

The terrible news?

Even if the Navy had every cent they wanted I don't think they would know what to do with it.  If they did I don't think our ship yards could handle the work.

Might be time to tap the S. Koreans on the shoulder, a few European firms too and see what we can buy with few modifications.

We're kinda jacked up.  

No one wants to remember the Bush Jr/Rumsfeld era but the decisions then really helped pave the way for a fucked up Navy.

Demons? Maybe but looks like the end of a 7 day meth bender to me...

I've always wondered how this guy had ANY followers. That's another trend that needs to be eradicated. These prosperity pimps posing as preachers need to face a horrible, fiery death.

Many schools in Louisiana closed because of the threat of severe weather....some didn't and this was the result...

The school district, and the parents need to take the pain on this one. How do you let a child get off a bus and then wade thru deep water like that? We have dangerous animals in this state. Alligators and cottonmouths (crazy aggressive snake if you didn't know...makes rattlesnakes look tame) come readily to mind, that could easily hurt this child. Just bad all the way around. Disgusting. As if that young one doesn't have enough to worry about living in batshit crazy New Orleans.

US donates seized weapons to Ukraine...we keep establishing norms that will bite us in the ass...


If we had arms from the war in Iraq/Afghanistan/Syria and we transfered them to Ukraine then I'd say ok. I still think our policy on Ukraine is jacked up but they obviously don't so fuck it. But this? I'm far from a fan of Iran. I do believe they're involved in some heinous shit. But to basically sieze an arms shipment because WE declared it illegal (if there is law backing up the seizure then correct me) and then to do this seems off. The cowboy stuff is gonna bite us. What happens if we send arms to Taiwan and China declares it illegal and suddenly they seize our stuff? Didn't we kinda set the precedent on this? Hopefully some you Sailor types can get me up to speed on the laws of the sea and explain how this isn't piracy/privateering..whatever they call it.

Even Australia's bugs are fucked up....good people but a fucked up land...

Just burn the house to be sure. One? Hell a dozen? But a freaking battalion of bugs? Naw bro.

French Police neutralize a terrorist. Watch Europe. Things are brewing...especially in the south

Don't know if anyone here is paying attention but things are getting quite sporting in southern Europe. Citizens are becoming active. As usual, the innocent (both sides) will be the real victims but I get the sense (from far away and I admit I could be wrong) that many of those nations are on the verge of some pretty intense sectarian violence.

T-90M about to become Russia's primary MBT?

Late Open Comment Post. 10 Apr 24

LaBo 8x8 (better known as Boxer) with a 30mm manned (???) Lance turret

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

The USMC is subordinating itself to a service that does this????? Leave the sea battle to the Navy, the amphibious assault to the Marine Corps


Marine Corps Gunny says that Force Design is still too heavy. Agree or disagree its a must read.

Ya know this argument keeps popping up. At least I know I've seen this "concept" promoted dozens of times over the last 30 years. To be quite honest it sounds like US Army Rangers. Since I'm no longer active many of the folks talking about this say my opinion is worthless. Ok. But I'll tell those bastards this. Are ya'll trying to reinvent the wheel? At the end of the day it comes down to this. The USMC is first and foremost an amphibious assault force. If you are giving up that mission then YOU ARE DUPLICATING what the Army does and does very well. Light Infantry? The US Army has divisions of those. Freaking divisions! You want to do the Ranger thing? First the Rangers ain't gonna give up that mission set. Second even if you try and muscle in on it then you're gonna play second fiddle. Look at Army leadership and you'll see mostly three things. You're gonna have served in the 82nd Airborne, one of the Ranger Battalions or maybe if you're an outlier in the 101st, 3rd ID or 10th Mountain.

Why are Marine Corps thinkers demanding that the USMC be everything but America's amphibious soldiers from the sea and/or shock troops?

One of the main failings of Force Design is that its the tail attempting to wag the dog.

In the Pacific fight the Navy will be the lead service, the Air Force close behind and the Army/Marine Corps praying for what should never happen and that's a ground war in that region.

Force Design seeks to influence the sea battle.  

You can't do that from shore. 

Its not possible.

The real problem is that the Navy hasn't actually formulated a plan.  Until they do then Force Design is useless.

Despite what a certain president said, you can't lead from behind and the USMC will NOT be the lead service in the sea fight.

Zelensky tours the frontlines...


I just have to wonder. Dude is at the frontlines without helmet and flakjacket? Really? Seriously? During broad daylight? So many lies, disinformation and such nonsense is floating around this conflict that instead of cheering I just have to wonder if its real.



Is it just me or does this thing look remarkably similar to the Kongsberg RT20?

FNSS (along with BAE) have been damn good to me.  I gotta ask about this and the capabilities built in.

They're damn good engineers so I'm leaning towards the form over function on this.  I kinda think of it like the F-22.  The S. Koreans and the Turks are both building next gen fighters.  They both look more similar to the F-22 than the F-35.  In short they're looking for similar performance (or as close as that can get) so they're arriving at the same design cues.

I'll ask and see if I can get an answer.