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Lawman last won the day on April 25 2016

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  1. Lawman

    Saddle up for Syria? Or Op Deny Christmas '13

    I think it’s just the first time it’s been run as a headline story on one of the Big3 cable news networks stateside. I know a lot of smaller news groups out there have been doing reports on “what the Russians are up to” for the last couple years and their EW activities have definitely come up often. Stuff like them harassing NATO members along the border. http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15194/russia-jammed-phones-and-gps-in-northern-europe-during-massive-military-drills Just one example. But yeah, definitely some purpose built needling going on between them and us. Not unlike the sudden jump in tech and weapons we are seeing show up in certain theaters like the Stan. Cold War never really ended, it just got ignored for a while.
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    Saddle up for Syria? Or Op Deny Christmas '13

    That’s unfortunate not suddenly news. Been going on for a while now. Between this and Ukraine though it’s nice of Russia to give us lots of stuff to study/compile intel on for a change. Only fair since we’ve given them nearly 2 decades to do the same.
  3. Lawman

    The Next President is...

    If you’ve got access to SIPR you know your first point is complete bullshit. If you don’t want to go do the research on it I can’t help you. You’ll just swallow more anti-Trump hysteria talking points like BQZip’s mom swallows.... well that’s self explanatory, Germany signed a 2014 agreement and still hasn’t met it, though they will now that Trump has publically taken them to task about it. Obama had an empty piece of paper from the “No Action Talk Only” group that ran out of bombs while asking us to shoulder the load from behind in Libya. Trump also put in those Congressionally mandated sanctions, just late... along with more of them. And you completely walked away from the Ukraine situation because while Obama was sitting around denying who those little green dudes were, now we are actively selling Javelins to Ukraine... which might actually make a difference with all those “rebel controlled” T-72MBs and BMP-3s running around. Again for all the bitching and bullshit that’s been built around this idea that Trump is literally being puppet mastered by Putin we sure do spend a lot of time doing shit to actively piss them off. That part (like how close we came repeatedly to a shooting war in a certain AOR) always seemed to gets ignored by people making a big damn deal about Trump saying “congratulations” to Putin in a phone call that Obama also made in 2014 saying congrats.
  4. Lawman

    The Next President is...

    One guy is into (literally) fat girls... Another likes watersports... Kinda makes you wish for the 60s and normal debauchery like two actual prothers also being Eskimo brothers with the worlds number 1 hot chick at the time...
  5. Lawman

    The Next President is...

    Remind me which administration bombed their surrogate in Syria twice plus killed a bunch of their merc’s, actually got NATO to agree to not be an empty shell of an organization with a pretty blue flag and pay up, approved arms sales of munitions to include anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, shuttered the Russian consulate in Seattle, and has their diplomat to the U.N. pretty much daily taking them to task for stuff. I could have sworn that all happened in the last 18 months. But you’re right, that picture couldn’t reflect Obama. He was after all willing to be much more flexible in how he got f’d By Russia.
  6. Lawman

    The Next President is...

    Is the FBI division charged with investigating their own and the Obama appointed IG who came to the same conclusion not capable of conducting an impartial a-political investigation? Because that’s been the charge by Democrats this whole time, that even though Strzok’s texts, Comey and Muellers friendship, all the other politics of it show a whole lot of non impartial bias towards Trump, nothing touched by those matters taints the investigation. And the whole thing has been intentionally stretched to try and make this Trump’s Saturday Night Massecre with deliberate distortion like “he won’t get his pension” when he does, but not as peak high as it could be.
  7. Lawman

    Border crisis

    No, it’s already being done daily. Using the military in a law enforcement capacity to arrest and detain would be an issue, but using them to provide assets and manpower in an assisting fashion under understood memorandums of cooperation is permitted. We’ve got guard units down their routinely providing support mostly in the form of things like UAS.
  8. Lawman

    Flying Videos Thread Part 2?

    Fixed.... also weird.
  9. Lawman

    Flying Videos Thread Part 2?

    Great way to burn an hour on Netflix.... Such a magnificent design. Especially when you hold it next to all the other planes the British are known for.
  10. Lawman

    B-21 Raider

    Go home Air Force... you’re drunk. We shouldn’t really be surprised in the same military that thought the H-60 series of helicopter could replace and perform jobs done by significantly larger helicopters (SH-3, MH53, etc) and not lose anything in capability.
  11. Lawman

    B-21 Raider

    So... 5th gen F-111F then?
  12. Lawman

    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Its not just about us though. this platform is/should be a bridge to leaving whatever F’d up s-hold country we have decided to aid to the point of competency. It’s paying money to walk away from the breakup and not feel guilty. Like it or not there are a hell of a lot of allied air forces that cannot/should not be in the Jet game. They can’t maintain it from a pilot training stand point and we will spend far less training country X pilots for them through a T-6 sylubbus vs taking them to UTP, teaching/failing them at all the other crap and then sending them home to learn the Scorpion on their own. And seriously if the only real requirement is be ISR 98% of the time with the ability to drop a Hellfire or a GBU49... well they all meet that requirement.
  13. Lawman

    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    There always was a requirement. The problem was we just burned up Chinooks by inefficiently moving pallet X which were needed to do other stuff. Same with the C-12. We don’t have enough... ok just use 5 hours on 2x Black Hawks to move the 2 contractors from Taji to Erbil It’s the same kind of issue really as the light attack argument. We’ve spent no investment on far lower cost “daily use” kind of stuff. That’s not just an aviation problem, that’s across the military. Like why are we transporting soldiers in an LMTV in garrison when the White/Blue bus fleet can do it far more efficiently and with a lot less cost per dollar in wear and tear.
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    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    The AF deserves every bit of hate they get for f@cking that program into oblivion just to keep it from the Army. I don’t give a crap how much money the 130 community needed to go J model across the board, they outright promised and then stole it from the intra theatre replacement for the Sherpa and other Army non MWS platforms that was desperately needed so in the end they get to fight to support those missions out of 130 apportionment instead The AF should carry some serious shame for that disaster since the only person that truly won in that who debacle was the Coast Guard.
  15. Lawman

    Su-25 Down in Syria

    The hell are you doing on landing? It’s flush with the floor of the aircraft... Getting to hang out with your guys in Al Assad this last time over was eye opening how neither services PM has the complete picture. It’s like can we get them to talk to each other. I’ll trade you guys all the development we’ve made with DONlAIRCM/CIRCM in hostile fire queuing and IR protection if we can get the newest digital versions of APR-39 and any kind of progress on EW/RF stuff (which the Army has ignore since 1992).