Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Links of interest from Mike

A critique of current Army CPXs: "Train Like You Fight" And The Command Post Exercise

"But there’s no doubt that Moscow’s tankers have brought T-72B3 tanks to the Ukrainian battlefield. Russian tank-maker Uralvagonzavod cooked up that vehicle type specifically for the Kremlin’s armored units back in 2010. Five years later, Moscow was still the only country to put the type into service."
And at the certain risk of pissing off the Russophiles and Putin apologists who try to police this blog:
“In the Ukraine conflict, many have scoured the military equipment sightings on social media to find evidence of Russian involvement,” Veli-Pekka Kivimäki, a Finnish doctoral student and open-source intelligence expert, wrote in a piece for the investigative Website Bellingcat on May 28, 2016. “The modernized T-72B3 main battle tank has been an example of military equipment that is out of place in a conflict where Russian government actively denies military involvement.”
I'm sure this is also just in my imagination: Russia deploys troops westward as standoff with NATO deepens
Squid-inspired Camouflage, Hypervelocity Railguns and Tank Transformations
"Who Will Replace the Beretta M9 as the Official U.S. Army Sidearm? 20 Contenders Become 3"


Phelps said...

Russia is making real tanks in the 21st century, while we ride around in 1970s technology (which wasn't well designed THEN) and argue over which half-assed pistol maker is going to get the suck that particular government teat.

"You give me $17 million on the credit card, I’ll call Cabela’s tonight, and I’ll outfit every soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine with a pistol and I’ll get a discount on it for bulk buys.”

-- Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley, commenting on the price for just TESTING the XM17 project

Anonymous said...

And at the certain risk of pissing off the Russophiles and Putin apologists who try to police this blog:

That is just rich. No one is trying to police your blog just because their opinion does not square with yours.

I'll be sure to make this is my last comment so as to not genuflect the incorrect way.

Some of us have just caught on to the globalist propaganda game.


Chiu ChunLing said...

There are still people taking the Russian government denials of involvement in the Ukraine conflict seriously? The Russians deliberately shot down an airliner (MH17, to capitalize on the publicity surrounding MH 370) over Ukraine using a major weapon system the rebels did not have and could not have operated independently, then lied to the separatist pawns about what they did so that they'd look like the foolish tools they were. That was done entirely to send a message to the military intelligence community to completely ignore all the chatter being fed to the low-information masses to convince them not to support the Ukraine government because it was controlled by Soros or Nazi-zombies or whatever.

The Russians do have some experience and craft waging proxy wars without grossly tipping their hand. Mistakes happen, but some things realistically cannot happen by accident.

The real story here is that Russia is actively preparing for the dissolution of the European Union, both militarily and economically. Putin is also taking measures to exploit the internal divisions in NATO to accelerate the failure of military alliances, which will cause global trade involving the EU to collapse.

Against this, our drizzle of "off-set" technologies is all but pointless...especially since the Russians certainly have access to technology which lets them off-set our air power off-set. Tech is cool, but not always useful.

Anonymous said...

Russia in Syria 2015=Wehrmacht in Spain 1936.

I seem to recall reading that Russia was rotating troops and equipment in and out of that theater.

But, it's no longer news and the implications are meaningless because the media is "Goundhog Day" writ large.