KiloGolf wrote:I don't know about you guys, but SAA needs to start setting up brigades from scratch. And by that I mean kit and training. Right now they're pretty much a zombie of an Army. So it's possible this ceasefire (on those few fronts) will allow them to do that. I also noticed some videos showing enhanced training of their Police, which in my view is another step in the right direction. It would be best if NDF can be slowly converted to a more professional Gendarmerie/Police force rather than a summer camp collection of amateurs.
If they can add a couple of such Army and/or Interior Army Brigades into the fight this summer, this would dramatically alter the course of the war. Fronts that can benefit from this are Palmyra (vs. ISIS) and Homs pocket (vs. "moderates") which basically cuts gov-controlled Syria in two parts.
Right now they're a mass militia indeed.
The police stunts aren't exactly encouraging. Because basically there's not what they're supposed to do. What they should do is to start from battalion level training. Also the CF isn't going to last more than a fortnight so there's no time to do that. What is needed is a battalion-level reformation. But this needs to happen elsewhere, because right now, there's no room for that in Syria.