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03-11-11, 05:34 AM #31
You're also getting into trying to learn about tactics used in an ongoing war. Just know that you're not going to get all of the answers that you're looking for. Some information, whether it's open source or not, just shouldn't be passed around on an open forum.
03-11-11, 05:44 AM #32
I try to let the conversation evolve naturally and just go wherever the inquiry leads me, but I will always respect the necessity for discretion.
*I also realize that I can't get all the anwers I'm looking for, but anything is better than nothing. I'll take what I can get, as always.
Last edited by Jonathan Goss; 03-11-11 at 05:47 AM. Reason: understanding, compliance, forgotten addition
03-11-11, 08:06 AM #33
Few things more annoying than being pretentious just for the sake of displaying a way with words, with little real content.
Move to Political Forum, where kierkegaard, who is the same way, can enjoy this. TheReservist, too, will be involved.
03-11-11, 09:02 AM #34
03-11-11, 10:28 AM #35
Without getting into specifics, guys pretty much walk or drive around until something, or nothing, happens....on a big map this lets flag officers say we have freedom of movement or presence in a certain area or district center.
everyone is answerable to someone but, for the most part, commanders can determine how to enact the intent of their orders...meaning the specifics are largely up to them...until they are not. Its the military so anyone can be told to do stuff.
Offensive operations, or direct action and targetting, is mostly done by SOF guys or Task Force. Regular grunt units typically try to maintain control of an area or objective....maintaining freedom of movement and presence of ISAF folks.
COIN is a very common catch-phrase in the military and political realm...its counterinsurgency operations, spoken about quite often in the news. Kinetic and non-kinetic refer to combat. the Law of Land warfare is a document, you can goodle, pertaining to just what the title suggests. Again, Marine abide by the ROEs set forth by commanders obeying politicians' intent.
03-11-11, 10:32 PM #36
03-11-11, 10:42 PM #37
I don't care if you like what HarperJim posted or not, you don't come onto a Marine Corps site and talk to a Marine like that.
03-11-11, 11:01 PM #38
It's obvious to me you're an educated individual. But for some reason you have a chip on your shoulder. I don't know why nor do I care but if you're seriously thinking of enlisting in the Corps I'd suggest an attitude adjustment, for your own good. You won't be able to talk back to your DI's as you can here. Your freedom of speech ends at MCRD
Mind if I ask why the Corps? Doesn't seem a good fit with your personallity
03-12-11, 02:23 AM #39
Maybe you should take Steven Pressfield out on a date. Apparently he has all of the infinite wisdom in the world. I think the two of you are meant for each other, really. This is not the place to try and throw around any sort of machismo you think you have. Straighten up or get the hell out of here and choke on Pressfield's dick.
03-12-11, 06:25 AM #40
You know, I once asked Mongoose in an email about how to handle negative criticism. His reply: "**** 'em." So if you have nothing positive or informative to add, then **** you, jonathan Goss. The black chopper should be here for you soon.
P.S. Here's a positive lesson on Marines; **** with the best, die like the rest!
03-14-11, 06:35 PM #41
And that just got someone a 2 week extraction.
While on your time off, use it wisely and familiarize yourself with THE RULES OF THIS FORUM AND THIS SECTION.
This will be your ONLY warning.
Also, nothing was wrong with what was asked. If you don't LIKE a topic just on general reasons, fine. DON'T FRAKKIN RESPOND.
This goes for ALL OF YOU.
The only reason the remainder of you aren't being tossed for jackassery is because you are MARINES. But don't try my patience.
Consider yourselves warned as well.
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