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Majestik Møøse

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  1. Exiting NATO is a terrible idea. I want ACGU on my side first, then the rest of NATO shortly after. I sure as hell don’t want China seizing more influence there.
  2. This period will go down in history as the time when America squabbled with itself over internal trivialities while China built its swarming hordes into a military and economic monster. We need to focus on turning the entire world - including Russia - against China and letting go of moronic stupid shit like “let’s go Brandon” and calling everyone a racist.
  3. “These WIC guys choosing to be away from their families for six months spending blood, sweat, and tears to figure out how to build, teach, and lead their communities in a fight against China…well, they don’t jerk me off even though I’ve highly encouraged it, so fuck them!”
  4. Maybe some of the old guys could shed light on which General was in charge when AMC went south. And if they ever made it out of the doldrums.
  5. Still a U-2 guy, still the best job in the world. We’re always looking for kickass Bros that want to work hard and do cool things, so give us a call.
  6. The blame lies with several misunderstandings. You cannot “regime change” for a population unless they already really want to or you plan on never leaving. If they’re dead set against it - or even just indifferent - plan to be there for 50+ years like Germany, Japan, and Korea. And maybe Iraq, who knows. If you don’t want to be somewhere for 50 years, or you don’t think that successive political administrations will have the stomach to stay, either don’t start a war or accomplish your objectives quickly with violence and let the locals decide what to do with their loser leader. “We need to get out because we’ve been there too long” isn’t correct whatsoever. That’s was poor leadership from our politicians, including Trump.
  7. Hey, that’s my line! But really, yes, some nukes on a dead man’s switch…
  8. Yes…clearly the Chinese are frightened of the KC-46
  9. We’re getting to the crux of the problem: that Hog pilots would gladly accept a new CAS jet if it were superior to the Hog in every way, but acquisitions/industry is no longer able to build them one. Give them a manned jet, stealthy enough to operate around a contested FSCL, carries a GAU-8 and racks of weapons, and can take 37mm rounds on the chin and they’d hop right in it. In other words, make it an improvement in every way, which should be easily possible 40 years later. Instead, industry gave the Marines (ironically, given the author above) the F-35B, which doesn’t even have a gun. Same with why the KC-10 guys scoff at the 46. It’s a great 135 replacement, though with unnecessary fluff. But there are clear, glaring deficiencies over the KC-10 regarding fuel and cargo capacity. Had the AF bought a 777 or a A330 tanker, KC-10 guys would’ve gladly made the jump. U-2 vs RQ-4, F-15C vs EX, etc. No F-15A guy ever complained about going to the F-15C.
  10. That wasn’t a very well researched article. “Air Force leaders” was the evil straw man in every argument. And a really really surface level perception that the Air Force only cares about interdiction.
  11. There was an ok Radiolab episode about this: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/nukes Presidents are human and could get drunk, unstable, angry, vindictive, and everything else. In my opinion, we basically just hope they don’t.
  12. This is a video of an idiot getting upset about a text from his dad.
  13. Clearly this is a troll, but he hasn’t been banned yet so my guess it’s one of the mods haha. If you’re not a troll…the reason you got 354 “views” is that most new topics on this forum are created by reasonable people with something value-added to say. So most users will automatically open a new topic and check it out. Your opening post immediately getting 6-9 downvotes is this forum’s equivalent of getting shouted down at a roll call.
  14. I’ve enjoyed the hell out of the Air Force 🤷🏼‍♂️
  15. So much of our military and government fall back on “officialness” as the pinnacle of existence. Even in the face of heroism during adversity and literal death, the military machine will want to investigate it, analyze it, and section it into a hundred pieces to assign politically-massaged causes and blame.
  16. Huh. China recognizes the name “Taiwan” and equates themselves with the Taliban all in one post. Thought their propagandists would be smarter. Also, you bet your ass I’m going to war over China attempting to take Taiwan. The PRC are a bunch of fucks and they need to keep that shit in China.
  17. Nah, Iran knows it’d get nuked immediately by the world’s first and last Jewish/Arab coalition and Cuba would quickly be like “I’m actually good fam, communism ain’t worth that shit”
  18. Yeah this board is full of salt. I’ve got the best job in the world
  19. She also wears embroidered GOAT bling on her uniforms. So some of that pressure is self-induced.
  20. RM math isn’t anywhere near perfect, but it also never will be. Sometimes a risk assessment just comes down to gut feeling. Hairs on the back of the neck and all that. If a dude one day isn’t comfortable with 300/1 and he wants to cancel, sure go ahead. If a dude will never be comfortable with 300/1, that’s a different problem.
  21. OG is pissed because it’s his fault and he knows it. Or maybe he doesn’t. A 12-hour off-circadian slip combined with no-go denial is just a result of poor planning from the leadership. And the Chief is an absolute fool. He keeps referring to “real world” but it isn’t. It’s some sort of IG-type exercise. “Directed by POTUS”, lol, sure. “Forget all that economy and G8 shit, what I really need to know is the readiness level of the 552 ACW!”
  22. After Bin Laden and the rest of AQ was killed, it became a humanitarian mission to keep Afghans from killing each other. In their war against themselves, only they can decide whether their civilization wins or loses.
  23. The amount of students we’re sending through UPT and all of the B-courses? That’s the whole point - it’s orders of magnitude cheaper to retain your $6.9M pilot than it is to perpetually train new ones. AETC’s budget is $10B/year, so I’m sure it could come from that. Then factor in AETC taking less pilots out of their MWS. It’s an orders of magnitude efficiency improvement. But! I have a theory that the Air Force and airlines are secretly ok with military pilots leaving, as the government is basically subsidizing airlines with 2k hour pilots. Airlines have never been financially solvent without some sort of government help, and one way to do that is to keep them accident-free for 20 years with the help of experienced military pilots. There are other factors of course, but airline profits are slim, and they could neither afford to build 2k hour jet pilot experience from scratch nor suffer multiple widebody crashes per year like the 1980s.
  24. We’ll never be able to afford to mass enough pilots on AD for a just-in-case peer fight. Or jets, for that matter. Entire AF force structure should be inverted, with a smaller amount of highly-bonused AD guys and a larger amount of guard/reserve ready to spin up when needed. Modern jets and pilots can’t be cranked out at WW2 speeds, so I can’t see how having a larger reserve force isn’t the best way. It keeps experience around, gets us out of the constant upgrade cycle, saves jet hours, and lets pilots go out and make money for the economy rather than being a personnel drain. Not to mention the great deterrent of having a huge combat force on standby, chomping at the bit for some action. It’ll take an act of Congress, but so what.
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