Originally posted by penninja
reply to post by Power_Semi
Jeff Rense is a weird inbred and sort of an actual Nazi and kind of ridiculous in top of that
Aside from that.
That is why we war game, it is almost preposterous to go that far back to war games we had to determine possible vulnerabilities which were then Over
compensated for and the Iranians took as a war plan after he fact.
It's almost silly isn't it? That we spend all this time and money to war game in order to determine our vulnerabilities years ahead of time and
repair them and yet a nation is so militarily advanced they basically use that as their defense plan anyway? because god knows it must have been hard
for us to figure out how to get around speed boats?
1) Who cares about rense and what he is or isn't, it's a documented fact, look at Wikipedia as well and countless other sites.
2) You have war games to improve tactics.
3) This particular war game was to test the effectiveness of the new tactics they wanted to roll out into operational forces.
4) What they found was that their new tactics were rubbish, they lost immediately.
5) What they then did was to change the rules of the games, even to the level of countermanding the red team leaders orders, and effectively follow a
script that guaranteed a decisive blue (ie US forces) victory, thereby validating the new tactics and rubber stamping them for operational duty.
6) The red team leader resigned part way through the games because he didn't like having to reveal where his units were hidden, having to switch on
all of his air defences radars so that they could be destroyed (and his team wasnt allowed to shoot at the attacking aircraft), etc. It was a total
7) Those failed tactical processes are now the doctrine of the US navy.
So no, it isn't silly to look back that far, because:
a) Those are the tactics they'll employ right now
b) They ignored the obvious evidence to push through what someone senior wanted, even though it didn't work
c) They have learned nothing
d) Hormuz puts them right into the same scenario they faced in that particular game - ie they are not fighting from over the horizon, which is what
all of their weapons, systems, and tactics are designed for. They'll be fighting virtually face to face which is how they ended up with the whole
carrier group sunk.
Funnily enough that's the same way the Japanese sunk the Russian navy all those years ago.