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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
reply to post by Rezlooper
And you're happy charging into a situation with no intelligence?? sounds about right on many levels to me....
anyone in the military will tell you the more intelligence the better, and at some point you make a decision to "go" or "not go" based on the intelligence you have, knowing there is more intelligence you can get.
Training officers to realise when this point occurs is a major deal.
There may be times when you think it is necessary to go withotu intelligence - but that should be an exception, not the rule.
Its obvious you dont understand the military or how it works.
In fluid situations all you can hope for is to get an update as you leave for the objective or are en route to it. If you sit around waiting for everything to be placed on the table people will die.
Both. Obviously a General is a strategic planner. And from a ground ops point of view, while I would prefer to have every morsel of useful info, the fact is this isnt always possible. Fluid situations are fluid because they are real time and lives are at stake right then. You must operate with as much caution as possible but not going in to help is not an option.
I train for these scenarios constantly. I know how they work.
And no I dont believe you. Because apparently people who wear a uniform are stupid to you.
But I guess it makes it all good for you.
Perfectly fine to leave people high and dry.
Because its a State Dept. matter.
The military protects embassies.
It was not a diplomatic decision.
He questioned the President's leadership....
Originally posted by Rezlooper
Originally posted by Annee
What does the site have to with it? Does that mean the general doesn't exist? The story is more of a commentary written by the general.
Originally posted by hounddoghowlie
well if i'm not mistaken they had real time info, in the form of video from the drones flying over the compound.
can't get any more real time than that.
people firing at the embassy are the bad guys, people hunkerd down or firing out are friendly.
kill the ones firing at the embassy, simple enough.