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    Or some C-4…run it into camps…tunnels…fox holes…under vehicles…a little beaut!
    About a half a step away from your own personal suicide bomber…
    I think we should call it the Drop Bear…
     
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    War is changing. You control drones and mechanical dogs, and no soldiers die.
     
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    Australia has a small army (almost always has) - A great army, but small. Keeping our soldiers alive has always been a feature of our doctrine. Force multipliers has been front a centre in the minds of Defence planners as such. These devices still have to be deployed in the field, theres still going to be a need for boots on the ground for many decades to come…
     
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    Something like this ?

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    Kate Bush 1985 single " Running up that hill" is used in a hit Netflix series and is so liked it just went to no1 in the UK singles chart.
     
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    Some good questions…Off the top of my head I’d say a def no to us using Tornados…As to a connection? I don’t know. It seems that this jet is an acquisition to a museum, that considers it a draw card - Which it is. As the article says it’s the only GR4 outside the UK.
    The article does elude to ex pat pilots and technicians from the UK to Australia (we accept and poach their military) So a connection there.
     
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    I’m sure the US is looking very closely at the weaknesses being shown up in modern tank warfare…I said a while ago that a tankie confided in me that he felt like a sitting duck…and that was late 90s. Much is made of speed and manoeuvrability with tanks…yet as a shield for infantry and urban warfare, I think more should be made of armour and weapon flexibility.
     
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    How Aussie farmers are hoping to win over tequila fans

    How Aussie farmers are hoping to win over tequila fans

    Just don't use the word tequila, this crop is located 14,000km (8,700 miles) away from Mexico in Australia.

    These agaves are being grown in Queensland, in a "dry tropical" microclimate, between the coastal towns of Airlie Beach and Bowen that sit opposite the Whitsunday Islands.
     
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    Any tank can be killed, Russia's problem is they're very short of well trained infantry so the tanks become vulnerable. They've tried to make up for this shortfall by conscripting citizens of the Donetsk and Luhansk region, with little or no training and poorly equipped they haven't mitigated the vulnerability. I would imagine that an engagement between an M1 Abrams and a Javalen are rare if ever because both are US weapons systems.
    We'll be in the same boat next war, military recruiting is running at critically low levels. Part of that is due to demographics, smaller pool of military age people. Part is due to a lot of people were getting out over the vaccine mandates, (less retention) more are getting out over woke policies (less retention). The DoD recently reversed policy and allowed HIV positive personnel to serve and deploy. This is insane, your personnel are a large part of your in theater blood supply for wounded, so now you've opened yourself up to contamination of your blood supply. Combat lends itself to coming into contact with blood and bodily fluids, I'd be damned if I'd be getting elbow deep covered in blood trying to administer first aid to an HIV positive soldier. In the civilian world or in a hospital you can wear a mask, face shield, latex gloves etc. in a semi controlled environment, ain't like that in combat.
    They say it's because new drugs/therapies can reduce the HIV viral load to undetectable levels, yet how do you make sure they get the drugs that enable this? They won't allow you to enlist if you have GERD, because if you're in a hot area where resupply is limited they can't guarantee they can get you the drugs needed to control it. Heartburn and acid-reflux seem a bit less of an issue than having your HIV viral load spike. Diabetics have been precluded from being drafted or enlisting. If you develop diabetes while in you can sometimes remain in the service if you have a critical skill and have an A1C below 7 and are not taking insulin.
    The US Army spent years developing a gender-neutral, job/task based, physical fitness test, which was implemented so males and females were no longer competing on a two tiered system. 93% of males passed the new test, 54% of females failed, so Congress and the Biden Administration ordered the Army to cease implementation of the new test (early 2021). Then they modified the scoring system to account for age and gender (so much for gender neutral) and just recently recommended lowering the required performance levels in various events, doing away with leg tucks (too hard for females), adding 4 minutes to the two-mile run time (22+freaking minutes) and possibly substituting a 2.5 mile walk for the run (horsesh*t). We will end up with an under manned, physically incapable force.

    In February, U.S. Army Captain Kristen Griest, the Army's first female infantry officer, said that the gender-neutral test "should be scored the same for men and women."

    "The entire purpose of creating a gender-neutral test was to acknowledge the reality that each job has objective physical standards to which all soldiers should be held, regardless of gender," she said at the time. "The intent was not to ensure that women and men will have an equal likelihood of meeting those standards. Rather, it is incumbent upon women who volunteer for the combat arms profession to ensure they are fully capable and qualified for it. To not require women to meet equal standards in combat arms will not only undermine their credibility, but also place those women, their teammates, and the mission at risk."
     
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    I remember the likes of you and I saying just that about women in the infantry…’puts their teammates, and the mission at risk’. If you remember my idea was to have an all female company as base defence or reserve. Have them fill any and all non combat roles in camp…But that’s just my opinion.
    I’m sure Armoured Corp have tested the javelin and probably all AT weapons against the Abrahams…they would be derelict in their duty if they haven’t.
    India has altered its military policies and are facing a huge backlash as a result…I’ll be watching to see how the US decides to remedy the low intake and retention problem…Most of, if not all militaries are facing the same problems (a bit like doctors and nurses at the moment) Australia’s short term answer is to poach them from overseas…
     
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    Brava for Captain Griest!
     
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