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You probably already know that Bush is planning to shift blocks of troops from home bases in old Europe. These folks will be coming home or going to other locations in Europe, emphasizing some of the former Soviet Block countries.

What are your feelings about this? Good or bad move strategically?
 

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Seems that the mobilization hassles are more pronounced with equipment than with personnel, when we're staging to do something. Getting a couple thousand troops to anywhere in the world isn't a serious challenge anymore; getting the equipment and materiel to make those troops functional and effective is much more so.

I like the idea of pre-positioned and stocked "depots", heavy on equipment and materiel, light on personnel; security and minimal support personnel only.

Not so much for the typical "not have all your eggs in one basket" line of thought you hear often on these boards regarding supplies and caches - that's to separate resources in case one site is compromised, damaged, whataver. This is just to reduce the distance equipment needs to be moved when needed, and the time & resources needed to do so.

Smaller facilities, in more locations, makes for more options and flexibility. That's how we (actually, the Romans, iirc) came up with the "regiment", "company" and "squad" ideas. Until then, an army was just one huge entity. Sub-dividing makes for flexibility, both with personnel and materiel.
 

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Good thoughts, John. Wonder how much of this is political fallout from France and Germany's recent behavior toward us. Regardless of whether that was a factor or not, it serves 'em right.

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If France is determined to keep being a faggoty pack of cheese-eating surrender-monkeys, how about we just tell Germany, "OK, sorry we interfered last time you went calling on France. You can have it now."

Get both France AND Germany out of the equation that way: Germany would be occupied with pillaging, and France would be kept busy trying to pull its pants up... :cool:
 

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Problem is, the Germans learned too well from their past exploits. Germans are vicious in enforcing extreme political correctness and toeing the left line, they're almost as bad as the french.

I really hate to say that, but it's true.
 
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