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Jack - awesome series with a foul end....

STTEP not allowed to finish the task...shit

3 days, 13 hours ago on Eeben Barlow Speaks Out (Pt. 6): South African Contractors Withdrawal from Nigeria

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Jack - another amazing article....

Is there a way we can package this whole thing up outside the paywall to drop over to our congress-critters?

I was originally for dropping Qadaffi...but not how we did it...you can actually see my comments on Eeben's blog wondering how well he would have done with the funds we blew the first night fighting the illegal conflict in Libya.....if we would have just funded STTEP, no questions asked.

Seems the outcome would have been far better...but as Eeben says...the tentacles of this stretch a long ways...

1 week, 1 day ago on Eeben Barlow Speaks Out (Pt. 5): The External Drivers of Nigeria’s War

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They are good 6....Gunship Ace is about Neall Ellis, flew a gunship and literally all by himself kept the rebels from taking the Sierra Leone capital...he was the only guy...

I think "Nellis" is now flying choppers for us in Afghanistan as a contractor

1 week, 3 days ago on Eeben Barlow Speaks Out (Pt. 4): Rejecting the Racial Narrative

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Get ready for the ride in Eeben's book...it is a humdinger.

AJ Venter also has some great ones such as War Dog and Gunship Ace about EO and Sierra Leone...

1 week, 3 days ago on Eeben Barlow Speaks Out (Pt. 4): Rejecting the Racial Narrative

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Fascinating start....nice, juicy appetizer!

Gotta love the old high school buddy call....

1 week, 3 days ago on A SEAL Goes to the CIA (Pt.1)

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Shoot 6...the pics are like chocolate to a chocoholic!!! I am just floored by all the info you and YP are trading in these posts....those comments are priceless. Just as much part of the history as the article!!!

1 week, 3 days ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 2)

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Excellent that this is coming out....keep the real history alive...

1 week, 3 days ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 2)

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Jack - another great addition...the false narratives of the media post 1945 are still with us....

The challenge will now to get Eeben on the podcat... Maybe in conjunction with Yankee Papa...

1 week, 4 days ago on Eeben Barlow Speaks Out (Pt. 4): Rejecting the Racial Narrative

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Excellent stuff Jack...now to pass it along on all levels...

I was reading along and it sure sounded like Koevoet...lo and behold it appears in the article...

Major piece of journalism going here.

2 weeks ago on Eeben Barlow Speaks Out (Pt. 3): Tactics Used to Destroy Boko Haram

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6 - vent all you want....we are here to listen and help get this right somehow....

2 weeks ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning

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Another excellent taste Jack.....look forward to the next one..

I imagine those of us who have been for Eeben's next tome are about to see it put in place with real world applications....

And to boot... Rugby World Cup is this year..will we see another delayed offensive in Nigeria if the'Boks get into the final?

History repeats..

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Eeben Barlow Speaks Out (Pt. 2): Development of a Nigerian Strike Force

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Dang.....it is spectacular that we get these great pieces of history from JSM...

Look forward to part 2.... I wonder how many more hidden aha-moments like this are out there....

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning

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Wow!!! I wondered where Eeben had gotten off too...looks like history is repeating...

Thank God!

P.S. - awesome work getting the exclusive Jack!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Eeben Barlow Speaks Out (Pt. 1): PMC and Nigerian Strike Force Devastates Boko Haram

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Looooooooongggggg day there.....

Thanks for the insight!!! I will never bitch about "uncivilized" launch hours....

3 weeks, 2 days ago on CIA Base in Afghanistan: Day in the Life

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Touché !!!!

3 weeks, 3 days ago on America’s Rudderless Foreign Policy

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Current US foreign policy is run out the clock, blame the last guy and screw the next....

3 weeks, 4 days ago on America’s Rudderless Foreign Policy

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Awesome description!!!! We also have challenge coins in the space launch world....get at least one for every bird I work....

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Traditions Tuesday: The Challenge Coin

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I truly think this will twist very strangely in the coming weeks....agree with YP, terrs will be claiming it soon...

3 weeks, 4 days ago on On The Germanwings Flight 9525 Tragedy

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Hmmmmmm.....interesting.

Decentralizing the decision making process, driving decison levels down to those in the know...not filtering up to be softened by out of touch administrators....

Trusting your people to execute a strategy and not dictating tactics...sounds like what companies are turning to in business....

Bottom line...trust the humans and not hide behind process. Good News

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Two Counterterrorism Models, One Way Forward

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Just an excellent podcast guys...the LE angle is way different than I have ever seen...and coming from combat vets it looks to be a different way to address any issues our men in blue see/have...excellent...

and the chemistry...the shows are always a little bit of "revolutionary cabal" when the Green Berets host together...just howled with laughter at Derek...

and the cherry on top...CJ Ramone...

Keep em coming

4 weeks ago on Episode 137: Boko Haram Joins Forces with ISIS

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That news piece shows an intense human....

Thanks for sharing Jack...the histories of the formation of Delta you have turned me onto have been fascinating...

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Flashback: Delta Force Founder Charlie Beckwith in Vietnam

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Guys - great podcast. Really can hear the bond of respect in that studio....look forward to the next Nomadic wander project (I imagine the boys won't get stuck in a field near Deer Trail this time....)....

1 month ago on Episode 136: Army Rangers Marty Skovlund and Matt Sanders of Blackside Concepts

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Been waiting....I will go out and get me a copy....

Of course it will be on smile.amazon.com to benefit The Red Circle Foundation.....

Thanks Jack!!!!

1 month ago on SOFREP is Proud to Present Jaeger: At War with Denmark’s Elite Special Forces

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This is a very good development....

1 month, 1 week ago on South African Contractors Take the Fight to Boko Haram

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Derek - where do you see the Congo fitting in with all this...it seems the forgotten problem...which I believe will lead to SA breaking up...

1 month, 1 week ago on Ask SOFREP Author Derek Gannon, 5pm Pacific on March 12 in Team Room

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Touché - would you make chess and SJ games Ogre and WarpWar mandatory for all foreign service officers as well?

1 month, 1 week ago on Ask SOFREP Author Derek Gannon, 5pm Pacific on March 12 in Team Room

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Derek - quick question....if you had the Presidents seat for 1 day what would be your first priority?

BTW - I agree on your thoughts about police getting out of their cruisers....

1 month, 1 week ago on Ask SOFREP Author Derek Gannon, 5pm Pacific on March 12 in Team Room

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I agree MajRod...this stuff has intrigued me for decades...explosives and their effects especially

And the interaction with metallics is just cool...

Good review of Fury....loved the movie, very dark. And the technical details were incredible...the MG rate of fire sounds vs M2 etc...and the mix of Shermans...good work

1 month, 1 week ago on TALOS: Special Operations Powered Armor, or Just Another Boondoggle?

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Great reviews right there....it just floors me on how quick Jim is just demonstrating....

He flows like water over his opponent.....

Moral of the story...beware who you choose to mess with...

1 month, 1 week ago on Stand and Fight with Jim West: Review

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Oh Yes MajorRod...I have all four versions of The Forever War as well as Armor on my shelves (quite a twist on that one certainly)....

Something to ponder on personal armor...when we get the material science solved for space elevator cable (ribbon)....the weight of this suit will be cut by 75%....and great ballistic protection

1 month, 1 week ago on TALOS: Special Operations Powered Armor, or Just Another Boondoggle?

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I concur MajorRod....Elefant was a good usage of chassis that existed....that drive train always lingers in minds....great on trains and subs....but not ready for armor at the time...

I think we could add M551 to our side of the ledger for rushed intro...

1 month, 1 week ago on TALOS: Special Operations Powered Armor, or Just Another Boondoggle?

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Oh yes - the thinking with 6 that Battlesuit from Ogre may be even better

1 month, 1 week ago on TALOS: Special Operations Powered Armor, or Just Another Boondoggle?

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I agree Major....I had thoughts of waste heat recovery or something like that...hybrids are pretty efficient for IC engines....but not terribly efficient...

Just hate to see Talos become Porshes Elefant....

1 month, 1 week ago on TALOS: Special Operations Powered Armor, or Just Another Boondoggle?

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Hehe - good fun...though thinking about it the Steve Jackson Battlesuit from Ogre may be more appropriate....

1 month, 1 week ago on TALOS: Special Operations Powered Armor, or Just Another Boondoggle?

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Sweet!!!! Still scratching my head on that power source...

Joe Haldeman's Forever War lives!!!! Next we will have laser fingers....

1 month, 2 weeks ago on TALOS: Special Operations Powered Armor, or Just Another Boondoggle?

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Excellent overall view of the affair....I believe Jack and Brandon had some very good juice on this affair in the Benghazi Report....

Isn't it just fascinating that hillary's email revelation appears in the news right on top of Patraeus' closure for essentially the same thing.....the media battlefield is being prepped....

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Petraeus Affair: A Sad and Ignominious End

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Amen 6!!!! Or maybe Montana roughnecks....

Men best to not irritate unless you are just fixin to tussle...

1 month, 3 weeks ago on “Inside the Team Room: Navy SEALs” Reviewed

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Chief....just awesome. You stated directly what is needed...action, not words.

"For ye shall know him by his deeds....."

Stay The Course

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Brandon Webb on CNN, Discusses Routh Verdict

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Oh yeah 6!!! When I watch Drago's body language I see a man who makes a deal on his golden word... the old fashioned no BS cattle hand who will wade into a herd of heifers and calves with nothin but his hat to cut the herd...the bedrock men of this Republic...

1 month, 3 weeks ago on “Inside the Team Room: Navy SEALs” Reviewed

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Concur ..... this is a very good series with some incredible insight....rough and too the point....

Go see it all!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on “Inside the Team Room: Navy SEALs” Reviewed

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Great peek Brandon...it is on pre-order.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Among Heroes: Navy SEAL Dave Scott “Daredevil”

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Going into the purchase cart.....very enticing review

2 months ago on “The Book of Honor” Reviewed

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@YP Wow - that is obscure....kind of like "China Pilot"...off I go to smile.amazon.com to benefit The Red Circle Foundation.....

Many, many thanks...your depth is just awesome...

2 months ago on Proxies and Guerillas: Delayed Armageddon

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Peter,

Exccellent piece...it seems to me, as so eloquently stated below by YP, that patience is required...the slow drip of cultural change requires decades and centuries. The proxy conflicts tamp down flare ups in my belief....but they are getting uglier with modern weapons.

This will all change if Iran gets a nuke....The Soviets and the US all love the lives in the end of the citizens...it looks to be the very opposite with the mullahs.

2 months ago on Proxies and Guerillas: Delayed Armageddon

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@YP - incredible addition to the piece...

2 months ago on Proxies and Guerillas: Delayed Armageddon

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I agree - this whole thing is disgusting. All the perpetrators and participants are the lowest form of scum on the planet....I would wholeheartedly support a bounty on the lot....all of em are sleaze using oxygen better suited for real humans

2 months ago on The Power Elite’s Blackmail Network

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Concur...though "justice" is the more appropriate Deckard quip...

What we are seeing with the MSM imploding and social networks exploding (the traditional oral history is returning in the exponential growth social networks...) and the possibility of a return to tribal Justice and the fading of the nation state from the Peace of Westphalia....

Very dangerous if the population is bereft of respect for life and unwilling to challenge social norms to tell true history....the MSM and wheels of justice are certainly spinning fables to protect the elites...I envision pitchforks soon....

2 months ago on The Power Elite’s Blackmail Network

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Jack - another must read and share article....

Seems yet again "life immitates art..."

Who will be Deckard?

2 months ago on The Power Elite’s Blackmail Network

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