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Slowly the meme is changing to more troops...the authorization for 3100 has been requested...

And how many are cycling in for 29 days and then rolling back out?

I imagine the Rangers will be going in by year end - 29 day op

23 hours, 12 minutes ago on Potential Boots on the Ground in Iraq and Syria: Key Terrain

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Cool, obscure piece of history for me!

Thanks for sharing....more data for the banks

23 hours, 19 minutes ago on The Desert’s Lions, The Lions of Folgore

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Fine looking man-cave right there Chief!

23 hours, 25 minutes ago on SOFREP 300 Goes Inside the Team Room

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YP - that is a truly incredible piece of history.

I am stashing this one in the front memory banks....and you have immortalized a new story ( and man)

3 days, 10 hours ago on Wasting the Best and the Brightest: the ASTP Program in World War Two

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Excellent

1 week, 1 day ago on For Veterans Day, An Ancient Vow

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Wow - Amen

1 week, 2 days ago on Irrumabo Servitus

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Thank You for Sharing Keith.

Always amazed by the ice I have read that flowed through this man's veins.

We all must never forget Rhodesia - she is our kin in this Great Republic, if we live as a Republic in the USA, Rhodesia will be remembered as a fellow traveller.

1 week, 2 days ago on In Memory of Capt. Bob McKenzie USA

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The Atlas comparison is so true...God Bless You All...

Enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmPWU2cv0ps

1 week, 2 days ago on The Atlas Generation

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Great Article....hands down conveyed what you felt out to us....

I would love to have the the Salon cat out here on SOFREP for debate....free and open debate is the bedrock of our Republic...

1 week, 2 days ago on Open Letter to David Masciotra and Salon on Veterans Day

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So true 6 - they do not realize the power they would have over real men by not doing this stupid crap..they become more objects than thinking, beautiful, fascinating people...

I guess it really is "evolution in action" as Niven/Pournelle quoted....

1 week, 3 days ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 5)

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Very funny post....alot has changed since the shantyytowns of the 80's.....

1 week, 3 days ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 5)

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Great series for certain...

What immediately stands out is Jim's hand/body/mind speed...always three/four steps ahead...

1 week, 3 days ago on What Do You Do When The Fight Starts?

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Very poignant - Thank You for sharing her with us.

RIP

1 week, 5 days ago on The Real Women of the PKK: Havel Minsky

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Great teaser guys...

1 week, 6 days ago on Jim West – The Legend

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Concur - very thought provoking piece....

2 weeks, 1 day ago on How Glen Greenwald Recontextualizes & Profits Off Snowden’s Leaked Documents

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Oh gosh...my first note really was not soft enough....very true as a comparison tool for certain...

Just an awesome system level review for sure...can't get too far into the weeds on this stuff

2 weeks, 3 days ago on How Glen Greenwald Recontextualizes & Profits Off Snowden’s Leaked Documents

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Coriolanus - that was an article of beauty....IMHO Snowden is a knave who is being played by Greenwald et al.

I do believe though that your graphic on LW- RW is wrong... I believe Nazism and Communism are two colors on the same left wing side..Ultra Right Wing is a hereditary monarchy....

Just awesome article - great points in USG monitoring of citizens

2 weeks, 3 days ago on How Glen Greenwald Recontextualizes & Profits Off Snowden’s Leaked Documents

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Excellent series Loren...

IMHO the best account of The Great Anglo-Boer war is Deneys Reitz Boer Commando...guy was everywhere in the conflict. Amazing how much the commando looked like the men who tamed the American west...

http://www.amazon.com/Commando-Deneys-Reitz/dp/1920265686

As for your questions...no, we as a Republic are not willing to wage annihilation warfare anymore...with the advent of nuclear weapons it is truly hard to envision total major power conflict ever occurring again...that is why I hang out at SOFREP...wee still debate the reality that Hiroshima and Nagasaki had to happen..Nagoya was next...Olympic would have been a slaughter never seen in humanity if we would have invaded the home islands...

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Total War Part 3: Historical COIN, Continued

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Boobs.....good Gawd I would have fallen out of my chair howling......

As for balls deep...that is a good old fashioned cattle branding term!!!!

I do hope you burned your journal upon marriage.....just wait till your little ones toss in a colorful euphemism in high school....you will have to bite your tongue to keep from laughing at teachers...

This entire thread could become animated comedy on par with the simpsons...but way better......

Great Saturday fun for sure...

2 weeks, 5 days ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 4)

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Woohooo!!!

And anybody with near your experience in the same class? This could be a documentary...

2 weeks, 5 days ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 4)

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KB - I think you would be the perfect feminist....a realist for certain!!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 4)

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Concur RB - Been an ordnance engineer for 25 yeaar now..of which 20 years coincided with playinng rugby in the front row...my first men's club had more engineering type PhDs than my first company...including a fellow prop named Mongo (PhD in microbiology) who would show up on game day in coveralls with a case of Meisterbrau under his arm for the boys....

And now half my collegues are hockey players...including my boss...seems certain sports attract brains and brawn...

Stay The Course!!!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 4)

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Excellent rant Jack...

2 weeks, 6 days ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 4)

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Hehehe - the finest gentleman I know went by the moniker Satan when he captained the Wyoming rugby team...I could see him on a bull (rucking his opponents into the mud....) for 8 seconds after offering his bed to his guests to sleep on his apartment floor....

And one of the finest engineers in the land...

They do exist

2 weeks, 6 days ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 4)

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Ma'am - keep stopping by here...this is an incredible community and we will always listen. We can not know you pain but we can certainly be an outlet.

John

3 weeks ago on Five Years Gone

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Damn - they certainly missed out....having a published author and combat veteran in class is extremely rare..

I would have been fascinated by that WMD class - Wasn't that the one you shared your E-weapon pitch with us on SOFREP?

3 weeks ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 3)

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Very good article all 'round Loren....The land theorem is interesting...but it seems to be very steeped in historical cycle...everyone gets moved out eventually....

3 weeks ago on Total War Part 2: Historical COIN

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This is way too funny Jack...I bet you were a pretty fun classmate to be around....

Try this one -

Amer. Intel. History of the 20th Century.....thought it was the history of the OSS/CIA etc (yep, missed that 20th century thingy)...it was American Intellectual History of the 20th Century, essentially the history and propaganda of the progressive movement....

My Professor challenged me but was open minded - Crushed the class with a totally opposing view on everything...but learned alot.

This really is a great read.

3 weeks ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 3)

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All we can do is listen - and add more to our prayers.

Very well said - humble and direct.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Five Years Gone

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Cool, and functional piece of hardware there!

Congrats Snap...

3 weeks, 3 days ago on SOFREP 300 RESCO Black Frog Winner is “SnapRoll99W”

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Welcome to the 300!!!!

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Team Room: Thank You For Helping Us Launch The SOFREP 300

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Yep - and our very own Jack Murphy contributed on some of em...

New issue coming in early November....

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

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Concur....though there is nothing quite like seeing your fullback getting poleaxed by a 50+ year old either....but scrummaging is the black depths where sexes should not mix for safety

Age and treachery beats youth and enthusiasm everytime...

3 weeks, 6 days ago on College Sports Must Be Fully Integrated by 2018

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Wow - that is a turn...

The paki's selling him out for something? Hmmmmmm....

My bet is on The Activity finding him with confirmation from the generals...just my gut feel...

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

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Classic - though parts of the civvie world is just as isolated...

I went from a class of 23 (with 7 girls) to a university of 25,000 undergrads, 50% female (a vast qty being bronzed blondes from California....)

Great point on your professor...

3 weeks, 6 days ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 1)

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Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!

The Duffel Blog would be proud....

Though I have stepped on a rugby pitch where one woman was playing out on the wing....and have been refereed by a women ref a few times....

4 weeks ago on College Sports Must Be Fully Integrated by 2018

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Hmmmm...

Excellent post Loren...

I am thinking offhand..The defeat of the Boers (Second Boer War), Tibet, The Phillipines (around the Boxer rebellion), and The Communist takeoverr of China (I would classify the nationalists as insurgents....)

Just some food for thought...

Look forward to more for certain

4 weeks ago on Total War Part 1: Counter-Insurgency Theories

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On pre-Order Jack....I fully expect another must have work from the SOFREP crew....

Excellent start...amazing that "bombs" are called IED now...i guess the thought is it makes it seem less threatening....

I will stick with "bombs" and "car-bombs" - step one...be truthful about what we are fighting....

4 weeks ago on The ISIS Solution: How Special Operations Can Eliminate Radical Islam

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Morning all - just popping in...

Membership is upgraded...as I told Jack years ago when he hinted that he was in on something big I called in my support..

This has been a great resource and an awesome venture...we get to join in from the inception....

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Team Room Town Hall Meeting

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Just signed up fellow travellers...

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Team Room: Thank You For Helping Us Launch The SOFREP 300

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Damn - that is friggin insane.....

No doubt a man of hard constitution...

1 month ago on Combat Diver Qualification Course: Death is Just a Breath Away

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Sweet - welcome to the Mosh Pit!

1 month ago on Air Force Special Operations Command: “Quiet Professionals”

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Great article.....

I have always felt that if General Uruquat (sic) would have gotten the tanks (Locusts or Tetrarchs) he requested from the 6th AARR instead of Freddie Gough's jeeps the Arnhem bridges would have been fully captured on day 1....and the world would have changed.

Just a thought is all...

1 month ago on 70th Anniversary of Market Garden

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Yes please....

1 month ago on Exclusive Membership Offer: The SOFREP 300

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Nice roll up Derek. Looks like good work going.

1 month ago on The Gaashan: The Horn of Africa’s Shield

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Looks like a great one...

Of course...if you buy from Amazon go to Amazonsmile.com and make sure to choose your favorite charity for the contributions...mine is The Red Circle Foundation....

1 month, 1 week ago on The Book “War Dogs”: Photo Gallery & Interview

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I agree -- way to complex of a plan to work....the raiders likely would have gotten trapped at the stadium...

1 month, 1 week ago on Intelligence Support Activity, JSOC’s Most Secretive Unit

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