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  1. a_majoor

    Azerbaijani and Armenian military Clashes

    A video summarizing the coflict:
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    Opener Blackfly aircraft

    A new electric aircraft is being developed and (apparently) soon to be marketed. While the current version can be considered a fairly expensive toy, the idea of an all electric VTOL without complex mving wings or rotors is very interesting, and it should be possible to scale this idea. These...
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    Domestic and Arctic Mobility Enhancement Project

    Reviving an old thread, based on an interesting article from Strategypage: https://strategypage.com/htmw/htseamo/articles/20201225.aspx While a nuclear powered, semi icebreaker LASH (Lighters Aboard Ship) might be a bit much, given the extreme conditions that it is ment to operate under, the...
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    Mosaic Warfare - US Doctrine

    I suspect the idea of "just-enough overmatch to succeed" does not mean no contingency reserves, but rather you only take out enough "Lego blocks" from the bin to do the job. If you under estimate, you (hastily) grab another handful of pieces, while if you overestimate, you (grudgingly) return...
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    Grand Strategy for a Divided America

    Secretary Mike Pompeo outlines a new American strategy focusing on fragility. This is a very "bottom up" and 4GW sort of thinking about defence and security issues: https://strategypage.com/on_point/20201222205918.aspx
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    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    The United States reacts to joint Russian/Chinese patrols in the Pacific and Arctic. Of course this calls into question our ability to respond, especially in a meaningful way over a prolonged period of time...
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    Azerbaijani and Armenian military Clashes

    The United States reacts to joint Russian/Chinese patrols in the Pacific and Arctic. Of course this calls into question our ability to respond, especially in a meaningful way over a prolonged period of time...
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    Will the Army change the size of the infantry squad?

    Also doctrine. A WWII American squad had a scout team, and assault team and a fire support team. W WWII era German squad was essentially built around an MG-42 team. If future squads have robotics or other exotica, then they will have to be adjusted and built around that as well.
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    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    A story to keep an eye on and follow up as they happen: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6215946537001 I wonder how many names from Canada will be on that list?
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    Trudeau invited Chinese troops to train at Canadian military bases

    Except that no Canadian media company outside of Rebel even looked for this information, and the story would never have broken otherwise. Here is the National Post: https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/secret-documents-reveal-liberals-dismay-at-cancelled-china-exercises
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    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    China claims it has now successfully tested the DF-21 against a moving ship. If true, this could mean a major change to the balance of power in the Western Pacific...
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    Everything You Know About Clausewitz Is Wrong

    Well maybe not everything, but this article argues that a common mistranslation has seriously affected how "we" in the West understand both Clausewitz and how we apply his ideas to warfare: https://thediplomat.com/2014/11/everything-you-know-about-clausewitz-is-wrong/ While we have moved away...
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    What are you listening to/fav type of music

    The HU, "Sad but True" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpxA_ZxGX_M Genghis Khan's descendants graciously allowed Motorhead to cover this song.....
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    Future Armour

    And another future project moves farther forward: https://defense-update.com/20200525_mgcs.html The image from the article actually looks like the German Lynx IFV chassis with a very low profile turret, but since this is a press release, the image is likely more in the mind of the illustrator...
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    The Great Reset theory, split from the Liberal Minority Government 2019 - ????

    One view of the "Great Reset'" purpose is to transfer the balance of power towards a more Corporatist structure, with more benefits accruing to managment and less to shareholders. This article also reminds us that Corporatism is a major element of classical Fascism...
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    What’s in a Soldier? How to Rebrand the Canadian Armed Forces

    A few thoughts: More than one writer has pointed out there are actually "two" armies (although this could apply to any branch) - the long service professionals who did this more out of love or avocation than a "job", and those who flock to the call of arms when the need arises (think of the...
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    Azerbaijani and Armenian military Clashes

    A very illuminating article from a European Perspective: https://ecfr.eu/article/military-lessons-from-nagorno-karabakh-reason-for-europe-to-worry/ Full article at the link. The final piece is extremely relevant for us as well -we have none of these things and have not really expressed any...
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    Strategic Policy: Global War on Terror

    Reviving an old thread after watching this TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/benedetta_berti_the_surprising_way_groups_like_isis_stay_in_power While there is nothing wrong with what she is saying or the conclusions being drawn, what I find fascinating and a bit disturbing is the implied...
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