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    A worldwide stand down, especially with units...

    A worldwide stand down, especially with units actively engaged in operations, strikes me as a bit of an over-reaction (mortars are pretty simple devices, and not exactly an unknown technology after...
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    Like he didn't have built in legal protection as...

    Like he didn't have built in legal protection as a sovereign head of state...
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    I admit that I have some difficulty understanding...

    I admit that I have some difficulty understanding the Israeli concept of sending initial-entry soldiers to a school to become instant instructors without ever actually gaining any practical field...
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    I strongly suspect that you're right, but the...

    I strongly suspect that you're right, but the troops might surprise us. If we can't generate the sort of numbers to create a Yankee Caracal, then the whole experiment (and the concept behind it)...
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    I think the best route to take in this is to...

    I think the best route to take in this is to organize a unit somewhat like Caracal for the US Army; a semi-segregated (3 males to 7 females)battalion or brigade (depending on the number of recruits...
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    My first police sidearm was the Glock 17,...

    My first police sidearm was the Glock 17, although we have long since transitioned to the Glock 22 (.40 cal S&W). I really liked shooting the 17, but the -22 definitely packs a punch. I greatly...
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    RIP, sir.

    RIP, sir.
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    Exactly. And warrant officers in grades CW2 and...

    Exactly. And warrant officers in grades CW2 and above (up to CW5) actually are commissioned in our system, but still hold their special, separate classification. In a British context I would equate...
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    For the record, during my 23 year career as an...

    For the record, during my 23 year career as an Infantry NCO, I very rarely came across officers that I really thought of as "curs"; I guess that I was lucky in that I met many more truly excellent...
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    The oldest of America's armed forces branches,...

    The oldest of America's armed forces branches, the National Guard, claims its origins from the organization of the first militia regiments in Massachusetts Bay Colony on December 16, 1636 (although...
  11. Yes. I CAN still ask the crowd, unlike the...

    Yes. I CAN still ask the crowd, unlike the occupants of a certain theater. Again, this is the real world, not perfect fantasy land.
  12. waaaaah. It worked. Welcome to the real world,...

    waaaaah. It worked. Welcome to the real world, where sh*tty happens.

    And glazers are worthless when engaging anything even slightly armored.
  13. Police officers are not "told to shoot to wound"...

    Police officers are not "told to shoot to wound" in ANY department that I am aware of. Neither is the "military" taught to "shoot to kill". You are displaying monumental ignorance in this matter. ...
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    It already was simple and fair, really. It...

    It already was simple and fair, really. It certainly wasn't broken. This "study" complaining about the tax-deferment and so on was a waste of time in and of itself. While my plan might be "nice",...
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    Not higher combat pay. Higher PAY. If that...

    Not higher combat pay. Higher PAY. If that wasn't clear, I apologize. the allowances are NOT higher for higher ranks.

    The E-5 gets paid more for subsequent tours only in that he is likely to...
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    I would say that the COCOM or the theater J-1...

    I would say that the COCOM or the theater J-1 would make that decision, but maybe it would have to go upstairs to DOD. And yes, of course we pay them more for reasons other than pay grade. They...
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    Easy enough fix. Imminent danger pay for...

    Easy enough fix. Imminent danger pay for everybody within the Theater of War. Allow Hostile Fire pay IN ADDITION for those operating within the designated combat zone, to include the tactical rear...
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    You mean that they did it without Power Point OR...

    You mean that they did it without Power Point OR reflective belts? Unpossible.
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    Just to raise a tiny random point from one of the...

    Just to raise a tiny random point from one of the quotations above (and not expressing any level of support for Ms. Warren whatsoever) - I'm pretty sure that no pioneers ever had to circle the wagons...
  20. (1) If she was in fear of her life, she should...

    (1) If she was in fear of her life, she should have shot HIM, not a warning shot. But then, the totality of her various contacts with him (dirtbag that he is as well) lead me to suspect that her...
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