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    US Military strategy issues - Page 2 Empty Forbes named five reasons why the US will lose the war with Russia

    Post  GarryB Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:19 am

    Just shows how the US MIC has the American media by the balls.... we are uncompetitive and going bankrupt... solution... spend more money...
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    Post  andalusia Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:48 am

    This is an interesting read: https://www.yahoo.com/news/navy-overhaul-education-system-us-061508610.html    Will this improve or hurt the US Navy?
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    Post  GarryB Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:07 am

    The US education system is clearly failing the US Navy and therefore also the US, so now the USN thinks it can do better... will be interesting to see how well they manage to spend smarter instead of spending more... in most other areas... new aircraft carriers, new destroyers, new frigates, new subs they really don't have a great track record... the real question I would ask is WTF have they been doing... they already have military colleges like west point... I would think they would be using such institutions to teach and prepare their personnel as they go up the ranks... isn't that what they used to do?

    What they are basically saying is that they aren't effective at recruiting in your average or better than average US tertiary provider so they are going to have to make their own tertiary providers where the students learn for free but owe a debt to the navy which the navy can exploit to get career sailors... which in english translates to not so many people going to normal college want to join the military because their huge student loans take too long to pay off at their wages... and also society is heading away from a huge middle class and a small upper class and small lower class to a huge lower class... upper class want kids in the military for prestige only... to restrictive... they can't holiday any time they want, the middle class... mommy and daddy could pay their student fees so shnukums can go to college without a student loan over their heads, but the lower class looked for scholarships or the military to pay their way to college... with a much bigger lower class mortgaged up to the eyeballs and in no condition to support their kids at college those kids are going to have to find another way to pay their way through... a way that wont get them sent to Afghanistan...
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    Post  kvs Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:12 am

    GarryB wrote:The US education system is clearly failing the US Navy and therefore also the US, so now the USN thinks it can do better... will be interesting to see how well they manage to spend smarter instead of spending more... in most other areas... new aircraft carriers, new destroyers, new frigates, new subs they really don't have a great track record... the real question I would ask is WTF have they been doing... they already have military colleges like west point... I would think they would be using such institutions to teach and prepare their personnel as they go up the ranks... isn't that what they used to do?

    What they are basically saying is that they aren't effective at recruiting in your average or better than average US tertiary provider so they are going to have to make their own tertiary providers where the students learn for free but owe a debt to the navy which the navy can exploit to get career sailors... which in english translates to not so many people going to normal college want to join the military because their huge student loans take too long to pay off at their wages... and also society is heading away from a huge middle class and a small upper class and small lower class to a huge lower class... upper class want kids in the military for prestige only... to restrictive... they can't holiday any time they want, the middle class... mommy and daddy could pay their student fees so shnukums can go to college without a student loan over their heads, but the lower class looked for scholarships or the military to pay their way to college... with a much bigger lower class mortgaged up to the eyeballs and in no condition to support their kids at college those kids are going to have to find another way to pay their way through... a way that wont get them sent to Afghanistan...

    The corruption and rot in the USA has been whitewashed by the fake stream media for too long. We are seeing the chickens come home
    to roost in the yanqui laissez-faire exceptional utopia. A system built on f*cking everyone over (including the rest of the world) eventually
    eats itself. There is clear evidence that US elites and deciders are just as dumbed down as the proles. Apparently, it is a bit too hard to
    dumb down the proles and live on some astral plane of superior education and IQ in full immunity. This is something that will have to be researched
    at some stage.
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    Post  franco Fri May 20, 2022 12:36 pm

    US destroys last nerve agent missile

    The Pentagon announced the elimination of all stocks of the VX nerve agent.

    The United States destroyed the last M55 missile with a VX nerve agent warhead at a pilot plant in Richmond, Kentucky. This was announced by the Pentagon.

    "The last M55 missile containing poisonous agent X, or nerve agent VX, was destroyed at the Blue Grass Experimental Chemical Destruction Plant in Richmond, Kentucky on April 19, 2022," according to a statement posted on the military's official website. departments.

    It is noted that the US Department of Defense successfully destroyed all stocks of the VX nerve agent. The country is on track to comply with the treaty and international obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention - stockpile elimination deadline of September 30, 2023 must be met.

    Earlier, the Russian Embassy called on the United States to destroy its chemical weapons . The diplomatic mission stressed that the United States is the only country party to the Chemical Weapons Convention that has not destroyed its arsenal of poisonous substances. ■

    https://tvzvezda-ru.translate.goog/news/20225201148-AN7KL.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-GB&_x_tr_pto=nui

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    Post  JohninMK Thu Apr 27, 2023 10:12 pm

    Difficult to know where to put this.

    MINDEN, La.—Nearly two years ago, an errant spark inside a mill caused an explosion so big it destroyed all the building’s equipment and blew a corrugated fiberglass wall 100 feet.

    It also shut down the sole domestic source of an explosive the Department of Defense relies on to produce bullets, mortar shells, artillery rounds and Tomahawk missiles.

    The ramshackle facility makes the original form of gunpowder, known today as black powder, a highly combustible material with hundreds of military applications. The product, for which there is no substitute, is used in small quantities in munitions to ignite more powerful explosives.

    No one was hurt in the June 2021 blast. But the factory remains offline, unable to deliver its single vital component to either commercial or Pentagon customers.

    Military suppliers consolidated at the Cold War’s end, under pressure to reduce defense costs and streamline the nation’s industrial base. Over the past three decades, the number of fixed wing aircraft suppliers in the U.S. has declined from eight to three. During the same period, major surface ship producers fell from eight to two, and today, only three American companies supply over 90% of the Pentagon’s missile stockpile.

    Lower-tier defense firms are often the sole maker of vital parts—such as black powder—and a single crisis can bring production to a standstill.

    Today that’s emerging as a gnawing problem for the U.S., whether in supplying weapons and ammunition to Ukraine or in restocking reserves to prepare for a potential confrontation with China in the new era of great-power competition, according to U.S. military officials, defense experts and congressional staffers.

    After months of supplying Ukraine with Stingers, howitzers, anti-armor systems and artillery ammunition, stocks are low in both the U.S. and its NATO allies, especially in 155mm howitzer shells, an ammunition that has been crucial to pushing back Russian forces.

    “Can you imagine what would happen to these supply chains if the U.S. were in an actual state of active war, or NATO was?” said Jeff Rhoads, executive director of the Purdue Institute for National Security, a defense-research institute at Purdue University. “They could be in trouble very quickly.”

    The “incident,” as the Minden explosion has become known, is a pointed example of the risks facing America’s military. The blast that wrecked a World War II era building in a remote compound 30 miles from Shreveport has extinguished all production of black powder in North America.

    The accident was part of what Labor Department records show is the mill’s history of explosions and fatalities under various owners in recent decades. The mill traces its origins to the 19th-century DuPont chemicals empire, and at the time of the blast was owned by Hodgdon Powder Co.

    For a millennium, black powder was a crucial material for both military and commercial uses. Today, it is a specialty commodity with few commercial applications—mostly for rocket hobbyists—but it’s still used in more than 300 munitions, from cruise missiles, to bullets for M16 rifles, to the vital 155mm shells.

    In each case, a small amount of black powder is used to detonate a more powerful explosive packed in the same bullet or missile. A 155mm shell for a howitzer, for example, will use half an ounce of black powder, lodged next to 26 pounds of a more powerful explosive.

    Sales volume is limited and that means profits can be too thin to support more than a single production facility. This type of vulnerability is so common, the Pentagon describes it as the “single source” problem. Only one foundry in the U.S. makes the titanium castings used in howitzers, and only one company makes the rocket motor used in the Javelin antitank weapon widely used in Ukraine.

    More at https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/the-u-s-military-has-an-explosive-problem/ar-AA1an520

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    Post  GarryB Fri Apr 28, 2023 8:28 am

    M16s use Black powder primers???

    I doubt that.
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    Post  franco Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:39 pm

    US Army Churns Out New Manual on Getting to Know Russia's 'Military Tactics'

    https://sputnikglobe.com/20240227/us-army-offers-new-publication-on-russias-military-tactics-1117006320.html

    For those into such read.

    EDIT: just finished a quick review of this publication. Most of it contains outdated info. Unfrocking believable!! affraid and they are using this to train their officers and allies Twisted Evil No wonder the Russians are destroying that NATO Army in Ukraine attack

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    Post  Hole Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:03 am

    But they got the bestest Military in the Galaxy.
    How they know it?
    Because they spend the most money.
    lol1 lol1 lol1

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