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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:41 pm 
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What is that you say, Jwilk? Train like you fight?


I have seen that before. Great video. I blame the air boss for scheduling the exercise in those conditions.

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Ghana has been watching a bit too much Black Panther...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:57 pm 
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Ghana has been watching a bit too much Black Panther...



You see. I was afraid of that. One too many comic books, and BAM! You get a despotic robot overlord African tribe conquering all their neighbors and unsettling the global balance of power.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:29 am 
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... US Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to go into effect" ...


Some of you might find this surprising ... but I do not agree with BAN. In my day in the military, we had "don't ask, don't tell". And I was fine with that. And a BAN cannot be enforced anyway. And in general, in society, I'm fine with "Don't ask, don't tell" ... I'm not fine with ...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:00 am 
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Except there have already been security consequences...what's his/her name?

Plus there is the draw of expensive surgeries being covered by the taxpayers.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:26 am 
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Except there have already been security consequences...what's his/her name?

Plus there is the draw of expensive surgeries being covered by the taxpayers.


Yup.

In my opinion, what two adults do behind closed doors is there business.

If they are serving in the military AND their actions become an issue (threat to unit cohesion, security risk, etc), then there is cause for concern.

And, under no circumstances, should the military (and ultimately the US taxpayer) be obligated to pay for expensive treatments/surguries for sex(gender) change.

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Yup.

Also: what does the epidemiology of post-transformation regret suggest increasingly? My take is: it suggests that the psychological instruments available and the methods for assessing "gender dysphoria" are a fucking joke and lots of people are being diagnosed as "NEEDING" to be mutilated when in fact what they need is some actual psychosomatic treatment to help them get their head screwed on straight.

Do SOME individuals honestly need to have their stuff chopped on and stewed up with hormone concoctions? Yeah, I can accept that SOME do. Do all those who have undergone such radical, invasive and large irreversible treatments in the past 50 years fit that high standard of truly NEEDING to undergo such a transformation? The available evidence suggests very much NOT. Post-transformation populations show high rates of regret, high rates of poor coping, high rates of suicide, alcoholism, drug use, criminal infractions, etc., etc., when compared with either the general population, age/sex matched comparisons, or even the "before" transformation segments who are matched on other characteristics.

The whole "sex change" industry appears to me to be way, WAAAYYY off the rails of what is supposed to be the overriding ethos in medicine, First do no harm.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:45 am 
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https://www.apnews.com/372aa8ded6c643c5884341c81d40ec4c

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US steps up winter-warfare training as global threat shifts

By LOLITA C. BALDOR
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MARINE MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER, Calif. (AP) — Hunkered down behind a wall of snow, two U.S. Marines melt slush to make drinking water after spending the night digging out a defensive position high in the Sierra Nevada. Their laminated targeting map is wedged into the ice just below the machine gun.

Nearly 8,000 feet (2,440 meters) up at a training center in the California mountains, the air is thin, the snow is chest high and the temperature is plunging. But other Marines just a few kilometers away are preparing to attack, and forces on both sides must be able to battle the enemy and the unforgiving environment.


The exercise is designed to train troops for the next war — one the U.S. believes will be against a more capable, high-tech enemy like Russia, North Korea or China. The weather conditions on the mountain mimic the kind of frigid fight that forces could face in one of those future hotspots.

“We haven’t had to deal with these things. We’ve been very focused on Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Maj. Gen. William F. Mullen, head of the Marines’ Training and Education Command. “What we really have to do is wake folks up, expose them to things that they haven’t had to think about for quite a while.”

After 17 years of war against Taliban and al-Qaida-linked insurgents, the military is shifting its focus to better prepare for great-power competition with Russia and China, and against unpredictable foes such as North Korea and Iran. U.S. forces must be able to survive and fight while countering drones, sophisticated jamming equipment and other electronic and cyber warfare that can track them, disrupt communications and kill them — technology they didn’t routinely face over the last decade.


“If you were to draw a line from here to the DMZ between North and South Korea, both of these sites are on the 38th parallel. And so the weather here accurately replicates the weather that we would encounter in North and South Korea,” said Col. Kevin Hutchison, the training center commander. “What you’re seeing here is Marines fighting Marines, so we are replicating a near-peer threat.”

As a snowstorm swirls around them, Mullen and Hutchison move through the woods, checking in with the young Marines designated as the adversary force of about 250 troops who must prevent more than 800 attackers from gaining control of nearby Wolf Creek Bridge. An Associated Press team was allowed to accompany them to the Marine Corps’ Mountain Warfare Training Center south of Lake Tahoe and watch the training.

Lance Cpl. Reese Nichols, from Pensacola, Florida, and Lance Cpl. Chase Soltis of Bozeman, Montana, dug their defensive position a day ago, and they’ve been watching all night for enemy movement, while using a small burner to melt snow to stay hydrated.

The hardest part, said Nichols, is “boiling water 24/7. And the cold. It’s cold.”

The cold and wet conditions force the Marines to use snowshoes and cross-country skis to get around. They wrap white camouflage around their weapons, struggle to keep the ammunition dry and learn how to position their machine guns so they don’t sink into the powdery snow.

“It’s kind of overwhelming coming up here. Many of them have never been exposed to snow before,” said Staff Sgt. Rian Lusk, chief instructor for the mountain sniper course. “You’re constantly having to dig or move up the mountain range. So, it’s physically taxing, but more than anything, I think, it’s mentally taxing.”

The Marine Corps has changed its training in the mountain course and at Twentynine Palms Marine base 400 miles south. Instead of scripted exercises, trainers map out general objectives and let the Marines make their own battle decisions, replicating a more unpredictable combat situation.

Rather than fighting from forward operating bases that stretched across Iraq and Afghanistan, complete with security forces and chow halls, troops now have to be more independent, commanders say, providing their own protection and support. And they must prepare for a more formidable, high-tech enemy.

Mullen recalled speaking to a commander in Ukraine in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. “He said that within two minutes of keying his handset he had rockets coming in on his position,” said Mullen, who spent two days at Twentynine Palms, watching a battlefield exercise, before flying to the Bridgeport base in California’s Toiyabe National Forest.

The key in both places, said Mullen, is whether the Marines can stay undetected and adjust their battle plan quickly when faced with unexpected threats.

Back on the mountain, Mullen and Hutchison have seized on that issue. The attacking force, members of 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment out of Camp Pendleton, California, spotted one of the adversary’s fighting positions and fired on it. The simulated attack didn’t hurt anyone, but the competition is real for the defending forces from 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, out of Twentynine Palms.

“You took casualties today, and you didn’t respond to it,” Hutchison told the platoon leader, 2nd Lt. Brendan Dixon of Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Why, pressed Mullen, didn’t Dixon move his Marines to a safer location?

In the face of questioning from senior leaders, Dixon held his ground, confident his forces were in the right place to defend the bridge.



It turns out, he was right.

Moving toward the bridge, the attacking forces became trapped on a ridgeline, exposed to the enemy and unable to move through a ravine filled with snow. Gunfire exploded across the ridge.

The final assessment by the trainers was that the attackers suffered 30-40 percent casualties, while Dixon’s troops lost about 10 percent.

The attacking force, said Hutchison, made some decisions that would have resulted in Marine deaths in a real battle, but it’s better to learn now, than in combat.

“In the Far East, whether it’s in northern Europe, etc., we’re replicating that here. And what we’re finding is, it’s an extremely challenging problem,” said Hutchison. “And it’s a problem that, frankly, if we don’t train to, it’s going to cost a lot of Marine lives.”




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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03- ... ady-combat

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US Navy Declares F-35C Stealth Fighter "Ready For Combat"

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Mon, 03/04/2019 - 05:35

The Commander, Naval Air Forces and the U.S. Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation published a statement last week declaring its fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35C stealth fighter jets are operationally ready for war.

After several decades of testing and development, the service announced Thursday that the fifth-generation fighter had achieved Initial Operating Capability, indicating that it has passed all tests to be flown on combat missions.

Thursday's announcement came after a squadron of the F-35Cs qualified and deployed with the San Diego-based Nimitz-class supercarrier, Carl Vinson.

“The F-35C is ready for operations, ready for combat and ready to win,” said Commander Naval Air Forces, Vice Admiral DeWolfe Miller. “We are adding an incredible weapon system into the arsenal of our Carrier Strike Groups that significantly enhances the capability of the joint force.”

Lockheed Martin, one of the Pentagon's top defense suppliers, designed three variants of the plane: the F-35A for the Air Force, F-35B for the Marine Corps, and F-35C for the Navy.

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"We congratulate the Department of the Navy on achieving Initial Operational Capability with its fleet of F-35Cs," Greg Ulmer, Lockheed Martin vice president and general manager of the F-35 program, said in a statement.

"This milestone is the result of unwavering dedication from our joint government and industry team focused on delivering the most lethal, survivable and connected fighter jet in the world to the men and women of the US Navy," he added.


Promoted as the world's most advanced fifth-generation fighter, the F-35 is a deadly and versatile aircraft that combines stealth capabilities, Mach 1.6 supersonic speed, extreme maneuvering, and state-of-the-art sensors. The F-35C has been a favorite of President Donald Trump, whom last year lauded the plane for being "invisible."

Rear Admiral Dale Horan, director, USN F-35C Fleet Integration Office said, “The F-35C will revolutionize capability and operating concepts of aircraft carrier-based naval aviation using advanced technologies to find, fix and assess threats and, if necessary, track, target and engage them in all contested environments,” adding “This accomplishment represents years of hard work on the part of the F-35 Joint Program Office and Naval Aviation Enterprise. Our focus has now shifted to applying lessons learned from this process to future squadron transitions, and preparing VFA-147 for their first overseas deployment.”

However, the stealth jet, which is the most expensive US defense program in history (valued at an acquisition cost of $406.5 billion), has had a long list of setbacks -- including problems with the software, engines and weapon systems.

Moreover, critics have expressed skepticism about the F-35's combat capability despite reassurances by Lockheed and Pentagon officials who say the difficulties are being fixed.

As to why the US Navy has declared the F-35C ready for war, well, Zerohedge readers must turn their attention to China.

Washington has been surrounding China with various forms of the plane, in other words, the Pentagon is building an F-35 friend circle with countries like Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Australia.

While China is no sitting duck in the potential clash with the US stealth jets in the South and the East China Sea, or even the Taiwan Strait, the Chinese have developed a fifth-generation fighter of their own, dubbed the J-20.

The outlook is very clear: The Pentagon is preparing its best fifth-generation fighters for a conflict in the East.

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Fucking finally. Stick THAT in your pipe and smoke it Mssr. Putin and Jinping pang.

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