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    Artillery in Afghanistan - Observations from the Front

    As many of you already know, Old Sweat, Petard and I have been commissioned to write a book about the Canadian Artillery's experience in Afghanistan. We are slowly working our way through the different rotos but are already seeing some general trends. We're looking for some insight from any and...
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    Netflix - The Forgotten Battle - The Scheld - Oct 15, 2021

    Netflix is putting out a Dutch movie which takes place during the Battle of the Scheldt (Walcheren) in 1944. Trailer here: The Forgotten Battle Trailer. 🍻
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    RAND Study: Combating Foreign Disinformation on Social Media

    The USAF had engaged RAND to study the issue of Foreign social media disinformation campaigns. RAND's study and conclussions can be found here: 🍻
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    Legal Branch 100

    The Queen presented the Legal Branch with a Royal Banner today to celebrate the branch's 100 years. 🍻
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    Responsibility for Israel AO to transfer from EUCOM to CENTCOM

    Interesting article about Comd CENTCOM flying to Israel which indicates an upcoming transfer of AO responsibility of Israel. That shows a clearer shift of focus for each of CENTCOM and EUCOM than the recent direction to pull out of Afghanistan. 🍻
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    Canada and the new US Army Multi-Domain Transformation 2021

    The Chief of the US Army has published a new paper on how the US Army will meet the challenges of the future through a Multi-domain Transformation program both during competition and during conflict. How will this effect Canada? How should Canada respond? 🍻
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    Advancing With Purpose 4th Edn Dec 2020

    I've just received a copy of the above and have now read the thing in detail and I'm actually quite pleased with many "fine print" issues raised within it. It appears that the target level for readiness and the MRP are changing so that a brigade will be the level to train towards (including as...
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    OHIO ARNG Chaplain calls Joint Chief of Staff's letter seditious

    This should prove interesting: See whole article here. 🍻
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    Singaporean Armoured Corps Training Centre

    Every once in a while you come across something you didn't know. Singapore has a defence budget lower than ours with a regular force army of some 70,000 and a reserve in excess of 300,000 organized into three regular combined arms divisions and two operational reserve divisions. This little...
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    German Parliamentarians continue to procrastinate about armed drones.

    Article in German here. :cheers:
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    US Navy - Problems with Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ships

    Seems there may be huge problems with the drive train on the Freedom Class LCSs: See whole article here. :cheers:
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    St Barbara's day 2020

    Happy St Barbara's day to my fellow gunners and all those of the other fiery arts. Here's hoping that she sees us safely through for the remainder of this dumpster fire of a year and leads us to better times in the next one. Ubique. :cheers:
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    Flynn urges Martial Law and "temporary" Suspension of Constitution

    Well. For anyone who had doubts about whether or not former General Flynn has all his marbles together, there's this: See rest of article here. And here at Military Times. :cheers:
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    NATO Foreign Ministers Meet - New Directions For NATO?

    NATO Foreign Ministers are meeting today in Brussels. Concurrently Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg received an experts' report on how to keep NATO relevant going forward. See article here. A transcript of Stoltenberg's press conference after the first days meeting is here. Note in...
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    Artillery in the 70's - A Flashback Video

    Attached is a link to a training video produced to show the organization and operations of the close support medium artillery regiment under the Corps 86 concept. With the exception of the RPV (remotely piloted vehicle) and the rocket battery and to an extent the counter mortar radars, the...
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    France refocusing military on Russia and China

    France is looking at upping budget and refocusing on stronger formations with modernized weapon systems. See article herehere. Something to think and ponder about. :cheers:
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    Parliament passes Conservative motion requiring Government to act on China

    Somehow this slipped past me last week but looks like the Government has been given 30 days to come up with a plan similar to what Australia has implemented. See rest of article here. :cheers:
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    Mattis: Biden Should Reject Trump's Security Strategy for Defence in Depth

    See rest of article here :cheers:
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    Inspector General of Australian Defence Forces Report on Afghan War Crimes

    The Australian IGADF Report on war crimes committed by Australian troops in Afghanistan is complete after four years of investigation. There's a good backgrounder on it here. Apparently: See here. :worms:
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    Sweden to increase defence spending by 40% over 5 years

    The closer you are to the Baltic Sea, the more you worry about Russia. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/15/sweden-to-increase-military-spending-by-40-as-tension-with-russia-grows :cheers: